July 8, 2013
A Virginia Wrongful Death Lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a woman who was struck and killed while riding a bicycle along a Richmond, Virginia, road last year. Reports indicate the incident occurred this past July, along River Road on the west side of town.
According to CBS 6 News, the victim was riding her bicycle home when a vehicle being driven by a 31-year-old man suddenly struck her. Instead of rendering aid to the victim though, the driver fled the scene. The victim was later found and declared dead at the scene.
The man responsible for causing the crash later confessed to investigators, saying he believed he had hit a deer, not a person, which led to him leaving the scene. A jury disagreed and sentenced the man to three years behind bars for fleeing the scene of an accident resulting in an injury.
Now, the family of the victim has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the man who caused the crash, claiming that his negligence was directly responsible for their loss.
The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley are aware of the devastating effects the loss of a loved one to an unforeseen accident can have on a family. That’s why the firm would like to send their deepest condolences to the family of the woman who lost her life and hope a decision in the case will bring some closure to their tragic loss.