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Pedestrian Killed in Tragic Hit-and-Run Accident in Williston, North Dakota


August 06, 2019

WILLISTON, ND – According to an online news report at ncadvertiser.com, a motorist was arrested after hitting and killing a pedestrian and causing injuries to two additional individuals.*

According to local police, a 42-year-old man was arrested following the hit-and-run accident. The two individuals who were injured in the crash sustained non-life threatening injuries.   The accident remains under investigation by the local police.  There are no further details on the crash at this time.

A substantial portion of a personal injury lawyer’s responsibilities involves educating the pedestrian accident victim in addition to a judge or jury about the pedestrian's legal rights and the personal injury laws related to their case.  

Each pedestrian accident is unique as well as the injuries sustained by the accident victim. In some pedestrian accidents, there may be internal injuries that will not be visible. In many news reports about local pedestrian accidents, the news report may errantly state that no serious injuries are reported. These factors, along with the factors below, can help a personal injury victim and their family understand how serious the bodily injuries might be following a pedestrian accident:

  • The speed of the vehicle that hit him or her.
  • Whether or not the automobile was applying its brakes at the time of the accident.
  • The pedestrian’s age.
  • Pre-existing medical conditions of the pedestrian.
  • The surface on which the pedestrian falls following the accident.

Accident News is a driver safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes.  To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including iridesafe.com - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.

Source:https://www.ncadvertiser.com/news/crime/article/Driver-held-in-fatal-hit-and-run-crash-in-14269302.php

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Category: Accident News

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