A man who was hit by a car while crossing the street has died, according to 9 News. While police are unsure of who had the right of way, a pedestrian who was apparently in the crosswalk was hit by car in the very early hours of the morning. The driver fled, and the man died at the scene of the accident. Police believe that if the driver had stopped to help, the victim may have been saved. The police recovered trim from the vehicle at the scene, and were able to make an arrest later in the day. They have also taken the car in order to determine whether it matches the damage from the crash.
Each year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that over 30,000 people die in traffic accidents. Over 4,000 of those, roughly one fifth of the total, are pedestrians who are struck by cars. Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable in traffic accidents because they have no protection. What is especially tragic is that a great number of these deaths are preventable, occurring as a result of negligence by one or more driver. If failure by one driver to follow the law or basic traffic safety results in the death of another person, that person’s family may be entitled to financial compensation for the loss of companionship that they have suffered.
The judge and jury will decide the amount of compensation you need based on how much the family lost in support, lost income and inheritance as well as funeral expenses or medical costs. Your Pueblo wrongful death attorney will be there every step of the way—throughout the entire legal process. You are not alone—contact a Colorado personal injury law firm today. Call Pueblo attorneys at Smith & Smith today for a free consultation. (719) 544-0062.