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59-year-old pedestrian killed in tragic Tennessee car accident

A female Tennessee driver has been charged with killing another man in a brutal car accident. According o police, the woman killed the man while he was traveling by foot along a sidewalk close to his Memphis home. Further, police allege that the woman did not stop to tend to the man after the car accident, but rather she continued driving. In addition to hit-and-run charges, the woman must also face charges of vehicular homicide in court.

The victim of this accident was a 59-year-old resident of Memphis. He was hit on a recent Saturday night while he was out for an evening stroll. He was pronounced dead at the accident scene, shortly after being hit by the 21-year-old woman's automobile.

The young driver was arrested by authorities when the vehicle's owner contacted police. According to police, the woman had borrowed the vehicle and returned it to the owner with visible damage. Police claim that the young woman's vehicle left the roadway during the crash, struck the man and dragged him some distance through a yard. He was then dragged back in the direction of the roadway.

When a family member is killed in a Tennessee car accident, it is impossible to cope with the loss. Indeed, the pain of losing a loved one will remain with family members for the rest of their lives. Families can seek some level of justice in the matter, however, should they wish to pursue a wrongful death claim against the party responsible. In addition to gaining a sense of closure regarding the event, victims' families can also seek restitution to pay for end-of-life expenses, pain and suffering, and other atrocities that resulted from the event.

Source: sfgate.com, "Woman charged in Memphis hit-and-run death", , March 31, 2014

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