A woman allegedly driving with a revoked license faces charges following a fatal hit-and-run accident in the Gallatin area. The incident occurred late on Tuesday, June 16.
Alleged Pedestrian Hit-and-run
Two 14-year-old girls decided to walk to a Dollar General store in Portland from the home of one of them on Dobbins Pike. That girl left a note for her mother regarding their plans. As they walked along the road, a woman allegedly struck one of the girls with her pickup truck, and she allegedly fled the scene. One of the girls did not survive her injuries.
Charges Include Reckless Homicide
Later, authorities arrested the woman in her home. Charges include reckless homicide and fleeing the scene of an accident. The assistant district attorney in Sumner County states that the charges carry a maximum prison sentence of six years. He suggested that, had she remained at the scene of the accident, she might have only faced misdemeanor charges, according to wsmv.
Although the investigation into this fatal hit-and-run is in its preliminary stages, survivors of those killed due to negligent conduct of motorists can file litigation in the state’s civil courts. Compensation is often sought for medical expenses, pain-and-suffering and possible lost wages.
If you or a loved one suffers injury or loss of life in a traffic accident, it is possible to speak with Nashville personal injury lawyers focused on relevant parts of Tennessee state law. Our firm offers this consultation without charge. We fight hard to preserve the legal rights of our clients. To ask your questions, or to arrange for a free consultation, contact us.