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Police officials say a driver’s improper maintenance of his car caused a fatal pedestrian accident in Woodbridge.
A 21-year-old was driving his BMW near the intersection of Old Bridge Road and Clipper Drive when he lost control of the vehicle. The car ran onto the sidewalk, striking a 58-year-old woman who was walking her dog. The 21-year-old driver remained on the scene after the accident.
The injured pedestrian was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
After an investigation, police found that the young man’s tires had insufficient tread, causing the car to lose control on the wet road. The 21-year-old driver was charged with reckless driving and insufficient tire tread depth.
A Driver’s Responsibility to Properly Maintain Their Vehicle
A driver has a responsibility to properly maintain their vehicle. If a vehicle is unsafe to operate and someone is injured because of it, the motorist will be held liable for the injuries sustained.
Of all car accidents, pedestrian car accidents can be the most devastating because they involve at least one person who is walking on foot, unprotected by a motor vehicle, seat belt or airbags.
Hit by a Car as a Pedestrian? Let Our Virginia Injury Attorneys Help!
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident and feel that you are entitled to damages, you may need the assistance of an experienced attorney. Contact our Virginia injury attorneys today at (703) 218-4410 for a free consultation.
[Tip of the Week: Avoid distractions while driving, such as texting, talking on a cell phone, applying makeup or eating.]
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