Woman Killed, Husband Injured In Pedestrian Accident
Recently, a driver hit a couple who were walking on the side of the road. One person was killed and the other was injured. The fatal accident occurred on the morning of March 6 on North University Drive in Sunrise.
A man and a woman were walking on the sidewalk on North University Drive, near Oakland Park Boulevard, when they were hit by a car. The driver of a Toyota Corolla left the roadway and collided with a light pole before hitting the two pedestrians.
The pedestrians, a 68-year-old man and a 58-year-old woman, were husband and wife. The woman died at the accident scene. The man was taken to Broward Health Medical Center with broken legs and head trauma.
The 26-year-old driver and the 25-year-old passenger were not injured. They remained at the accident scene and are cooperating with investigators. Police are still investigating why the driver lost control.
Loss of Control While Driving
A driver can lose control while driving, which can be a scary situation. It can happen to even the best drivers, so it’s important to understand how to handle it safely.
Loss of control can happen when your car’s tires no longer have good traction with the road’s surface, as with the case with hydroplaning. Loss of control can also happen due to a technical malfunction, such as when the brakes aren’t working, and you can’t slow down the car. Another possible cause is aggressive maneuvering, such as driving around a sharp corner too quickly. A medical issue while driving, such as a seizure or heart attack, could also cause a driver to lose control.
Understandably, a person who has lost control of their vehicle may start to panic. This is the worst thing you can do. Panicking can negatively affect your thinking, making it so you are unable to respond appropriately. Panicking can also cause you to slam on the brakes or jerk the steering wheel aggressively to one side. Both these actions can make matters worse.
Instead, take a deep breath and try to correct yourself. If you are skidding, turn in the direction of the skid. Don’t try to fight it. If you are going off the road, gently turn the wheel in the other direction to get back on the road.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Pedestrian accidents happen often. Due to the lack of protection involved, they can be catastrophic or even deadly.
If you have been a victim, a Bradenton pedestrian accident lawyer from Cahall Law Firm can assess liability and help you get the compensation you are entitled to receive. To schedule a free consultation, call (941) 281-2019 or fill out the online form.