A University of Massachusetts student was killed earlier this month after she was struck by a vehicle while walking down the street.
The 20-year-old woman and a friend were on foot on North East Street in Amherst when they were struck by a Toyota RAV-4 driven by a 63-year-old woman, according to WGGB-TV.
The student, who would have been a senior this fall and was studying engineering, was pronounced dead at the scene. The friend with whom she was walking was hospitalized as a precaution, but seems to have escaped without serious injuries.
Authorities said the 63-year-old woman stopped after the accident and is cooperating with investigators. They said charges may be filed, but have not commented on whether drugs, alcohol or excessive speed were factors in the crash. The incident remains under investigation.
I extend my most sincere sympathies to the family of the deceased woman, and to her friend as she seeks to move forward with her life and get past this terrible tragedy.
As a car accident lawyer in Worcester, I've devoted my career to helping injury victims or the families of deceased love ones pick up the pieces after incidents like this. When tragedy strikes, it can be hard to know what to do. With my help, many clients have sought justice through our court system. Not every lawsuit is successful, of course, but when they are, the damages awarded can be very helpful.
Please feel free to contact me if you think it would be good to speak with an attorney. I would be happy to review your case and outline possible steps for future action.