An accident in the Phoenix, Arizona area sent two women to the hospital and the police investigating the 30-year-old woman behind the wheel of a car involved in the wreck.
The crash occurred at an intersection where two women were crossing the street. The women, aged 26 and 30, were hit by a vehicle driven by another 30-year-old woman. Thankfully, their injuries do not seem to be life-threatening, though they were hospitalized after the ordeal. The 30-year-old driver was given a field sobriety test in the wake of the crash, and the police do not believe that intoxication was a factor in the accident.
There are a couple of things to take away from this story, and the first is the investigation process that takes place after most traffic accidents. The police will comb the scene for evidence, and they will ask for eyewitnesses to help them clarify how the crash occurred. Crash reconstruction analysts could be brought in to provide key insight as to the exact visual nature of the crash. Statements and information from the drivers and victims of the crash will be taken down. And, ultimately, all of this will result in a definitive conclusion about the accident.
The results of this investigation could be used to support a civil lawsuit filed by the injured party (or parties) involved in the accident, which leads into the second important aspect of this story: injured pedestrians.
Pedestrians are inherently extremely vulnerable out on the road. As such, when they are involved in an accident, they often suffer severe injuries. Often one of the best ways for an injured pedestrian to receive justice for their unfortunate situation is to file a civil suit against the at-fault driver.
Source: azfamily.com, “Two women injured in car-pedestrian accident,” Tami Hoey, Oct. 14, 2013