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Fort Worth Bus Kills Pedestrian

Posted: July 28th, 2010 | Author: Austin-Personal-Injury-Blog
Categories: Personal Injury Blog

A 61 year old woman was killed on Tuesday afternoon when she was struck by a Fort Worth public bus. The bus accident, which occurred around 2:00 p.m., is the first in many years to result in a  pedestrian death, according to a Fort Worth Transportation Authority representative.

The victim, Judith Peterson, is from Haltom City. She was crossing the street when she was stuck by the bus, but police have not stated who had the right of way. The driver of the bus has been driving public buses for over ten years, and it is reported that he was visibly shaken at the scene. Neither the driver nor the two passengers in the bus sustained injuries in the accident.

Once the investigation is complete, the victim's family may choose to file a claim with a Dallas personal injury attorney. If it is proven that the driver was negligent and it was a wrongful death, he may be held responsible for funeral costs, as well as compensation for pain and suffering for the family.

Losing someone you love is never easy. Knowing that their death was preventable makes it even harder. Contact a Dallas Personal Injury Attorney at Heselmeyer, Zinda Law Group for more information about filing a claim.