Police are investigating an incident involving a pedestrian and an SUV at the Ashland City Walmart on Thursday, April 9.
A spokesperson for the Ashland City Police Department confirmed that the accident occurred at about 10 a.m, in the Walmart parking lot. A woman was reportedly walking toward the store with her adult daughter when she was allegedly struck by an SUV. The victim was reportedly dragged approximately 25 feet after the impact, and she was later pronounced dead at the scene.
A Witness Speaks
A man working on his vehicle in the parking lot said he heard screaming. He told Action News 5 that he heard a Jeep’s engine rev just before also hearing what he described as a “smack.” He said that he then saw someone not moving.
The female motorist was cooperating with investigators as they work to determine just how the accident occurred. Investigators will look at images routinely captured by parking lot surveillance cameras. The Ashland City police chief spoke in the aftermath of the fatal accident. He spoke of the need for a motorist to always look two or three times before backing up.
Although the outcome of this investigation is not yet known, survivors of pedestrians killed by motor vehicles may seek compensation in Tennessee’s civil courts when it is possible to reasonably assert that negligent conduct is a factor. It is possible for survivors to seek monetary damages for loss of companionship, pain and suffering, burial expenses and other losses.
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