Car accidents happen without warning. Serious injury or death is the result in many instances.
“This was an unusual case, in the sense that it was a bizarre set of circumstances that led to the death of a former nurse,” recounted Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. This was a chain reaction crash, initially sparked by two drunk drivers, both senior citizens.
Driver number one was 84-years-old. Driver number two, is now 74-years old. Police charged both with DWI and other traffic offenses in the crash that killed a 68-year-old former nurse; the Good Samaritan in this case. The other related offenses for the first driver were second-degree vehicular homicide and assault by auto. The second drunk driver was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
“According to the police report, the former nurse, stopped to help a pedestrian she had grazed with her car. She got out of her vehicle to help him off the street. Just as she was in the midst of doing that, a Chevy Cavalier blasted through the intersection, slamming into the nurse and the man she was trying to help. As the nurse lay in the middle of the road, the second driver, drunk behind the wheel of his pickup truck, ran her over,” Smith outlined.
Although both drivers did initially stop at the scene of the horrific accident, the second driver fled the scene as emergency response crews began to arrive. The nurse and pedestrian were taken to the hospital, where the nurse died. The pedestrian survived. One drunk driver was held on a $50,000 bail bond and ordered to have an interlock device installed, presuming he was able to raise the bond money. The second driver had a bond set at $25,000 and was also ordered to have an ignition interlock installed.
“While both drunk drivers did pay a penalty of some sort, it won’t bring back the dead, nor heal the seriously injured victims of their reckless driving. Car accidents can happen on the drop of a dime. Death often happens that way as well, particularly in cases like this one. Will the nurse’s family file a wrongful death lawsuit? It’s likely they will. Will the injured pedestrian file a personal injury lawsuit? He likely will. Each of the victims are, in their own way, seeking to recover compensation for their injuries,” Smith explained.
To take a personal injury lawsuit to court, there must be negligence involved. It is clear from this horrific accident that two people were negligent, to the extent that it was the direct cause of the pedestrian’s serious injuries and the nurse’s sudden, brutal death.
“Have you been in an accident similar to this? If so, don’t wait another minute to find out what your legal rights are. You will have bills to pay, insurance companies to deal with and a great deal of stress and anxiety. It’s my job to help you deal with your case. I’d be happy to talk with you,” suggested Smith.
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Michael Smith is an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. Learn more by visiting