People in Cincinnati and throughout the state have to be aware of their surroundings at all times when out on the road. If there is an auto accident, there is the possibility of catastrophic injuries and even death. If the accident involved people in vehicles, they at least have some protection. If they’re pedestrians, the vulnerability is increased exponentially and often leads to fatalities.
Two female pedestrians – a mother and daughter aged 65 and 29 respectively – were killed when a car hit them as they walked near an intersection. The accident happened at approximately 6 p.m. and the vehicle was a Jeep Wrangler. The 23-year-old driver stopped after the crash and was cooperative. At present, it’s not believed that the driver was under the influence of any substances and it’s not yet known whether charges will be filed. The crash reconstruction is ongoing. The two women were pronounced dead at the site of the crash.
When there is an auto accident with fatalities, there are many issues that have to be considered. The car accident victim might have been the breadwinner or a stay at home parent whose absence will be felt not only emotionally, but financially as well. Insurance companies might try to get the family to accept a payout as compensation soon after the crash to preclude a personal injury lawsuit. It’s a good idea for an advocate for the victims study the case and conduct an investigation with the interests of the family in mind.
In this incident, two women were simply going for a walk when they were hit by a vehicle and killed. Although the driver isn’t believed to have been under the influence and is showing contrition for the accident, that won’t help the family of the mother and daughter have an easier time getting past their deaths. To ensure that rights are protected for possible litigation, people in a similar situation need to take immediate steps to pursue a case by discussing the matter with an experienced legal professional.
Source: Fox19.com, “Mother and daughter killed while walking in Colerain Twp.,” Nathan Vicar and Kara Foxx, Oct. 13, 2014