A 76 year old woman, Norma McAuliffe, was killed this week while walking down the sidewalk. The accident occurred in the middle of the day as the victim walked down Hikes lane near Breckenridge Lane. The woman was on the sidewalk when a Saturn vehicle lost control, struck other cars and then went up onto the sidewalk, killing McAuliffe. Otherthan the pedestrian’s death, no one else was seriously injured in this vehicle accident.
This is a clear case of fault being on the motor vehicle. The pedestrian was doing what she was supposed to, and the Estate of the killed woman will have a wrongful death claim in this case. The wrongful death claim damages that can be sought will depend on numerous factors specific to the victim.
For more information on pedestrian accidents and wrongful death claims, contact the Ackerson Law Offices at (502) 882-5175, or email injury attorney Brent T. Ackerson and the Ackerson Law Offices for a free consultation by clicking here.