Asheville, North Carolina police said that a child was killed in a car accident where the vehicle went airborne, slamming into two pedestrians, and crashing in a parking lot before coming to a stop.
A man was driving his Ford Fusion east on Hilliard Avenue, when he crashed near Grove Street. However, the car continued at high speed through the intersection at Biltmore and Hilliard avenues and onto South Market Street, where the car flew over the embankment.
The car went airborne, then landed in the rear parking lot on South Charlotte Street. It smashed into two parked cars, and hit two pedestrians. One was seriously injured and the other received minor injuries. Both the driver and his three year-old daughter were rushed to the hospital, where the child died. Charges are still pending against the driver.
North Carolina Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:
The tragic loss of a child’s life in this case is a good reminder of the great importance of always obeying traffic laws. The injured pedestrians in this case should speak with a personal injury attorney in North Carolina soon. The driver of the Ford Fusion could be held liable for your injuries, pain and suffering and lost wages with the filing of a civil lawsuit. Remember: Just because the driver is charged in a criminal case, does not preclude you from seeking financial restitution for your injuries.