It’s important for pedestrians in Worcester to be cognizant of vehicles on the road and make certain of their surroundings to ensure safety. Although most drivers obey the traffic laws, there is always a chance that auto accidents will occur. Some accidents do limited damage. Others can cause injuries. In a worst case scenario, they will lead to death. To make matters worse, some drivers will choose to depart the scene or will have been driving under the influence. Sometimes, they both occur simultaneously.
Two pedestrians were killed in a hit and run crash. The couple were brother and sister. The male, 46-years-old, died at the scene. The female, 48, died later at the hospital after having been dragged what was said to be the same distance as a football field. A 29-year-old man driving a Dodge Charger was placed under arrest approximately a mile away from the scene. He was said to have exhibited signs of being a drunk driver and faces numerous charges.
When there is any kind of car accident, there will be a great deal for the victims and their families to consider. With injuries, there can be hefty medical expenses, the need for treatment and the inability to return to work or a normal life. In some cases, the injured person will need care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With a fatality, the family left behind will have to move on without their loved one due to an unexpected and often unnecessary accident. This will have personal, emotional and financial ramifications. Insurance companies are mainly focused on their bottom line and might make an offer of a financial settlement to preclude what could be a costly legal filing. Accepting it without full knowledge of the costs of the accident is a mistake.
In this accident, a brother and sister were exiting their vehicle with groceries when they were hit by a car. The driver of that car fled the scene and the victims died. Given the circumstances of this accident, the victims’ loved ones need to make sure that a full accident investigation is conducted with their interests in mind. They should speak to a qualified legal professional to prepare for a possible legal filing.
Source: wcvb.com, “Second victim dies after hit-and-run in Worcester,” Oct. 1, 2015