On behalf of The Frickey Law Firm, posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2012.
Walking as a form of transportation has many benefits. Walkers exercise while getting to their destinations, travel for free and do not have to worry about whether their car will start or bus will arrive on time. However, pedestrians face some dangers while walking. One very serious risk is being hit by a car.
A Denver pedestrian was killed after he was hit by an SUV recently. While it is still unclear where the man was walking to and from, officials know that the man was crossing a street when he was hit by an SUV. The vehicle fled the scene before officials arrived. Police report that they suspect the vehicle has extensive damage to its front.
This man was likely just walking across the street, minding his own business, when the vehicle hit him. Since the vehicle’s driver left the scene, police currently only have accounts of witnesses to understand what happened.
If the vehicle’s driver is more than 50 percent at fault in the accident, the driver would not be able to receive insurance coverage for car repairs in Colorado. The vehicle’s driver could clear up some uncertainties about the accident by coming forward to police.
The family of the man who died will probably incur quite a few unexpected financial expenses as a result of the accident and death. Funeral costs, medical costs, lost wages and other similar items can add up quickly and become overwhelming to pay. Families facing wrongful death situations may wish to consult an attorney that can likely provide guidance on what steps to take to move forward after an accident.
Source: The Denver Post, “Denver pedestrian killed in hit-and-run accident near City Park,” Aug. 27, 2012