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Driver Fails to Yield for Pedestrian in Crosswalk

An SUV struck a 65-year-old woman late last month as the victim walked to the Fredericksburg train station, according to a report on Fredericksburg.com. The auto accident happened as the woman was crossing Princess Anne Street, and she suffered life-threatening injuries.

A Fredericksburg police spokesperson said the 57-year-old SUV driver turned left from Lafayette Boulevard at around 4:45 a.m. and struck the victim. Emergency responders arrived at the scene and found the woman conscious. They transported her to Mary Washington Hospital, but she lost consciousness by the time they reached the hospital, according to the police report.

Although it was still dark in the early morning hours, a street light is at the intersection where the accident occurred, according to the police spokesperson. Police charged the SUV driver with failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. The SUV driver was cooperative with police at the accident scene.

An experienced attorney can tell you what to do after a car accident to preserve your legal rights.

Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, L.L.P.

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