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Fatal car accident claims life of Minnesota pedestrian

Minnesotans on the road as drivers and pedestrians need to be fully aware of one another to avoid accidents with injuries and fatalities. This is especially true in the inclement winter weather as outside factors become more prominent. When there is a fatal car accident, there are many issues that must be considered including funeral expenses and the long-term consequences of the loss of a loved one. There must also be a full investigation with the interests of the victim's family in mind.

A woman was killed as she crossed the street during evening rush hour in a winter storm. According to investigators, she was believed to have been in the crosswalk when a vehicle trying to turn hit her. She died soon after. The driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with authorities. Others were walking with the woman and they were uninjured. It is believed that the weather was a part of the accident since visibility was limited and the road was icy. The investigation is ongoing to decide whether or not the driver will be charged.

After a wrongful death incident, there is much that must be considered by the family left behind. The person who died could have been a significant financial contributor to the household. It might have been a stay-at-home parent, a cherished elder relative or a young person just starting out in life. There will be emotional and practical concerns that must be addressed. Often, the only way to achieve justice when a person was killed by a negligent driver is to consider a legal filing.

In this accident, a woman died when she was hit be a car as she crossed the street. The law enforcement investigation is continuing, but her family needs to have legal advice and to ensure that the investigation is focused on their needs. Speaking to a legal professional can help in filing a lawsuit to be compensated.

Source: startribune.com, "Woman fatally hit by car in downtown Minneapolis," Liz Sawyer, Feb. 2, 2016

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