When most people think about being injured as a pedestrian, they may picture stepping out into heavy traffic or straying from a crosswalk. However, it is possible to be the victim of a pedestrian accident while not even being near the road. A recent pedestrian accident took place at an Oregon hotel in Fort Bragg.
The accident happened at roughly 6 p.m. A truck hit a 45-year-old woman. The trucker then fled the scene of the crash. A 7-month-old baby boy was also injured.
The woman was found to be unconscious and attempts by firefighters were made to revive her. Despite those attempts, she died at the scene of the crash. The man who reportedly hit her was staying in the hotel room next door to the woman’s room. While there are limited details, a news outlet did report that the woman was in her room and the truck drove into the building, hitting her in the process.
The man whose vehicle hit and killed this woman in a pedestrian accident may face criminal charges related to the crash. Regardless of any move to follow through with criminal charges, the family of the 45-year-old woman and the family of the infant victim, reported to be her nephew, may have cause to file a personal injury and wrongful death suit against the driver. If successful in an Oregon civil court, the family may be awarded monetary damages that could prove beneficial as they deal with medical bills, funeral costs or other financial losses related to the pedestrian accident.
Source: ukiahdailyjournal.com, “Woman hit by truck, killed in Fort Bragg”, Oct. 21, 2014