Two people in Norfolk, VA, were charged earlier this month for intentionally hitting a pedestrian on a sidewalk with their truck. The incident occurred at East Brambleton Avenue and Church Street.
Police reported that two women who did not know each other had gotten into an argument a few hours earlier. Later, one of the women was walking on a sidewalk, and a GMC truck driven by the other woman ran up onto the sidewalk and struck her. The truck left the scene.
The injured woman was taken to a nearby hospital and had serious injuries. The other woman and her companion were charged with Conspiracy, Aggravated Malicious Wounding and Attempted Aggravated Malicious Wounding.
Our personal injury law firm often represents pedestrians hit by hit and run drivers. The injured woman sounds as if she will recover, but she could find that she faces a long road to recovery, and her quality of life and ability to work may be affected for years to come.
After the allegedly at-fault driver is dealt with in criminal court, she should be held accountable for the injuries she caused this woman. She may need to have medical care and therapy to get her back to where she can live an independent life. Further, she should receive income from lost wages and compensation for her pain and suffer