A little girl who had just started the first grade was killed when she was struck by a car in a crosswalk. The 6-year-old girl was walking with a 16-year-old friend of the family at the time of the accident. The two girls were headed to a family party when a driver on the road failed to yield at the crosswalk. Both girls were struck and the six-year-old was later pronounced dead at the hospital. The older girl suffered a broken bone as a result of the accident.
The man responsible for the pedestrian accident was cited by police for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk resulting in death, failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk resulting in personal injury, speeding, and lack of insurance. The man could face several years in prison and a wrongful death lawsuit for his negligence.
A Michigan personal injury attorney from our firm may be able to help you obtain financial compensation for your injuries and your emotional distress following a pedestrian accident. As soon as you're able to, contact Freedman & Freedman to discuss the circumstances of your recent accident.