You can’t afford gas and so you need to walk to work, never thinking that you are headed down the path towards a fatal pedestrian accident. What makes a scenario like this even worse? When there are childen involved.
Poway single mother of two, Kristen Ann Bedard, was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident when she was struck down by a car driven by Becky Anderson. The automobile jumped the sidewalk, hit Bedard, and caused her to experience a wrongful death almost instantly.
Our Poway accident lawyers are always saddened to hear that a reckless driver has taken the life of someone. Usually pedestrian accidents do not involve personal injuries, because, unfortunately, when someone outside of a car is struck by a vehicle they are more likely to suffer a wrongful death.
Anderson arrested on charges of vehicular manslaughter and it was late discovered that she was driving under the influence of drugs, including Valium and methadone. When police arrived on the scene, they removed a number of objects from Anderson’s car, and one of the items was a bottle of pills.
What is especially upsetting about this case is that Bedard leaves behind her two children, 14-year-old Tyler, and 13-year-old Kelsey. Losing their mother will most-likely be an emotionally traumatic experience for them because there is nothing that Anderson can do to bring Bedard back.
Our pedestrian accident lawyers think that this incident is heart-breaking. Though it is still unknown what made Anderson’s car jump the sidewalk, we do know that there ways to stop driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. How many people must lose their lives before drivers stop getting behind the wheel while intoxicated?
Call us now at 1-800-655-6585 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney after you get into a car accident and find out how we can help you. We speak English and Spanish, and we look forward to providing advice for your case. No fee if no recovery.