Trucks, whether commercial or consumer grade, have the potential to cause serious harm in a crash. These vehicles weigh more than other types of motor vehicles on the road and are often larger. When an accident involves a pedestrian and truck, it's highly likely that the pedestrian will die from his or her injuries.
While both pedestrians and drivers need to be aware of the risks of a crash on the roads, the reality is that its drivers who can do the most damage in a collision. The majority of drivers leave the scene of pedestrian-vehicle crashes no worse for wear, while the pedestrians often suffer life-threatening or fatal injuries.
According to this story out of Loveland, Colorado, a teen was killed when struck by the driver of a Ford F-150. The story reports that the 13-year-old boy was walking at around 9:30 p.m. when he was hit. The driver of the vehicle was arrested and booked into the local Larimer County Jail for the suspicion of driving under the influence, careless driving, and vehicular homicide.
Drivers who make mistakes, even a single time, put pedestrians and other people on the roads at risk of a severe collision. In cases like this one, young lives are ended far before they should have been.
For families dealing with the loss of a loved one or injuries as a result of a crash, it's important to look into your rights. The driver may face criminal charges, but it's your right to consider filing a claim for compensation following a crash that impacts your life.