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The winter solstice recently passed and now Denver residents should notice a lengthening of daylight as the year comes to an end. However, evening still comes very early, and in the darkness of the afternoon and night, it can be difficult for drivers to see obstacles in front of them. This can include debris dropped from other vehicles as well as other automobiles and pedestrians in the roads.
A tragic accident recently occurred in Denver that left an 18-year-old woman dead. The incident occurred in the evening just a few days before Christmas. The woman was crossing the street at Leetsdale and Quebec when she was hit by car. Investigators believe that a second car hit the woman after the initial impact, and both drivers eventually stopped after the pedestrian collision.
A passerby noticed the young woman in the road and unlike many others who continued to drive past her, the passerby stopped and attempted to render aid to the victim. Unfortunately, though, the young woman died from the serious injuries that she suffered despite the passerby’s efforts.
It is unclear if the drivers who struck the victim will face criminal charges for their involvement in this fatal pedestrian accident. However, the loved ones of the deceased victim had to endure a holiday season without one of their family members with them. As the begin to cope with their loss and contemplate how they will transition into the New Year without the victim, they may consider consulting with a personal injury attorney to learn more about their rights and options to compensation after the wrongful death of the victim.
Source: denver.cbslocal.com, “‘I’m Sorry She’s Gone’: Stranger Gave CPR To Teen Struck By Car,” Dec. 22, 2017