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Gorman, CA (August 30, 2019) – Police have now released the identity of the woman who was struck and killed by a motor vehicle on Sunday, August 25th, in Gorman. 26-year-old Charlotte Wightman, of Monrovia, suffered fatal injuries after she was hit by at around 5:35 a.m. on Highway 138 at Quail Lake Road.
An investigation into the incident revealed that Wightman was struck by a gray pickup truck while walking alongside the highway. Emergency medical responders arrived at the accident site where they sadly pronounced Wightman deceased from her injuries. She had suffered blunt force trauma as a result of the collision.
The driver of the pickup involved remained at the scene but police have not released any further information concerning that individual. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Charlotte Wightman at this time.
Since there is often very little to zero protection in place for a victim at the time of impact, pedestrians are at a much higher risk of suffering catastrophic or even fatal injuries following an accident with a motor vehicle. In fact, pedestrian accidents in California have been reported to make up 11% of all California motor vehicle accident deaths.
Unfortunately, fatal accidents can occur at any time, subsequently leaving loved ones with not only the pain and suffering of losing a family member but extremely high expenses as well. While it may be difficult, it is important for the bereaved family to understand that they likely have significant rights at this time.
At the May Firm, our accident attorneys are committed to holding negligent and blatantly criminal drivers accountable for the devastation they cause. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident because of a reckless, criminal, or otherwise negligent driver, please don’t hesitate to leave us a message or call (844) 629-3476 for a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys today.
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