April 22nd, 2013|
April 22, 2013
A teenage motorist is being charged in connection to a fatal Cleveland Car Accident she caused earlier this year. Reports indicate the crash happened on January 9 at the intersection of Loraine Avenue and Rocky River Drive, near an area of town known as Kamm’s Corner.
According to The Plain Dealer, the 16-year-old girl was driving a black GMC Acadia SUV. When she began to approach the intersection though, the teen failed to recognize an 81-year-old female pedestrian, who had the right-of-way as she crossed the street in a marked crosswalk, and collided with the elderly woman.
The young driver then fled the scene, leaving the injured victim alone.
The victim was rushed to a local hospital with numerous injuries, but died a short time later.
Police were able to later track down the driver responsible for the accident. Investigators subsequently charged the teen driver with aggravated vehicular homicide, failure to stop after an accident, vehicular homicide, falsification, and preforming prohibited acts.
A court date for trial has not yet been released.
Accidents like this can leave many questioning the safety of highway travel and how they can help prevent such an accident from occurring in the future.
The law firm of Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy and their team of Cleveland Personal Injury Attorneys urge motorists to promote highway safety by slowing down and staying focused on the road at all times while behind the wheel.