Tennessee pedestrian dies in car accident

Walking along the road or trying to cross the street at night can be difficult and dangerous for anyone. However, cars on the road have a legal obligation to keep an eye out for pedestrians and also to stop if they become involved in a pedestrian versus car accident. Despite that legal obligation, a recent Tennessee car accident proved just how dangerous it can be as a pedestrian lost her life when she was hit by a pickup truck.

The 51-year-old was crossing the road when a pickup truck came along and hit her. The impact caused the radiator to rupture and that led to a fluid leak. Authorities were able to follow the leaking fluid and located the truck. The victim's shoe was also under the truck.

A 76-year-old man was determined to be the owner of the truck. He denied having anything to do with the accident. He relayed to officers that someone must have taken his truck without his knowledge, taken part in the accident then returned the truck to his driveway.

There is still an investigation pending into this incident. The woman who was hit died as a result, meaning criminal charges may possibly be filed against whoever is determined to be the driver. In addition to whatever criminal charges may ensue, the family of the deceased pedestrian may have legal recourse to seek civil action in a Tennessee civil court. If successful, they may be awarded monetary damages for the car accident that took the life of their loved one.

Source: wkrn.com, "Woman killed in Bordeaux hit-and-run", June 3, 2014

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