Arkansas driver claims no wrongdoing in fatal crash

Investigation into a deadly accident that reportedly happened in Conway in late August continued into early September even as the driver decided to speak out to the public. One week after the incident, authorities had not filed any negligence or other charges against the driver, who is accused of hitting another woman on a scooter.

Witnesses to the accident say the victim, age 28, was riding a scooter that was stopped as she was trying to make a left turn. She was then allegedly struck from behind by the other woman's vehicle. The vehicle reportedly continued down the street with the victim on it, and witnesses allege that they chased after the vehicle, trying to get it to stop. Investigators say there were no signs that the vehicle driver attempted to use her brakes.

The driver of the scooter died from her injuries. The vehicle driver, age 42, has stated that she was driving the speed limit at the time and was, in fact, struck by the scooter rather than the other way around. Officials have yet to file charges pending results of toxicology tests, which she claims she will pass without incident.

When an individual is killed due to another person's negligence behind the wheel, family members are left to face new emotional and financial hardships such as medical bills and funeral expenses. In some instances, family members may have cause to file a wrongful death lawsuit against those deemed to be responsible for deadly accidents. In this case, a completed investigation will likely shed light upon which party was at fault. A legal representative can help family members of the decedent determine whether there is cause to file such a case.

Source: KTHV, "Driver speaks after details released in fatal scooter crash", September 02, 2014

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