It is rare that you read about a driver of a motor vehicle leaving her own vehicle in order to perform a good deed only to be struck by a hit-and-run driver and killed. The stray dog that the deceased woman stopped to help was in the road when spotted by the woman
The woman exited her car to help the animal when another struck her and the dog. Police are investigating the accident because the driver of the other vehicle fled the scene. He was, however, found by the police have not filed any criminal charges investigation against the driver who fled the scene after hitting the woman and the dog.
The incident turned into a fatal pedestrian accident because the female driver exited her vehicle and was hit while she was helping the dog. The condition of the dog, which was also hit by the other vehicle, is unknown, but it was taken by police to an animal hospital for treatment.
No charges have been filed while police continue their investigation into the cause of the accident. The investigation will probably focus on whether the driver of the hit-and-run vehicle saw the woman outside of her vehicle and how that motorist reacted. If the person was a distracted driver who was texting or talking on a cellphone, this might explain the failure to observe what was taking place on the road.
Police investigation information can be valuable to personal injury attorneys when they are retained to represent a pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle. The report of the accident prepared by the police may contain evidence that the accident was caused by a negligent driver who could be liable for the payment of compensation to the victim.
Source: FOX,”Newington Police: Woman killed in hit and run accident got out of her car to help dog in the road,” John Charlton, Sept. 15, 2015