A 91-year-old woman was struck by an SUV while crossing Highway 12, in Cokato, Minnesota. She died before she could be airlifted from the scene.
Ruby Voight had just gone shopping. She was walking home at about 5:15 p.m. with her packages in the basket of her walker. The 1996 Chevy Tahoe, driven by 55-year-old David Rostomily, was driving westbound on Hwy 12. Ruby was in the crosswalk at Johnson Avenue NW when she was struck.
Wright County Sheriff’s Office and the State Patrol were at the scene. They will continue to investigate the accident. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor. Mr. Rostomily stopped and is cooperating with authorities.
Minnesota Pedestrian Accident and Wrongful Death Lawyer
In pedestrian accidents, especially when a wrongful death has occurred, it is vital to interview eyewitnesses and protect evidence. The loss of a parent or grandparent is very difficult and if the estate was not in order, a significant amount of money could have been lost to taxes.
The courts will frequently take this into account when calculating damages in Minnesota wrongful death cases. Other factors taken into consideration in determining damages are:
- loss of companionship
- loss of guidance
- loss of affection
- the age of the decedent
- whether the decedent experienced pain and suffering
The attorneys with TSR Injury Law have years of experience handling pedestrian accidents and wrongful death cases. We will support you through this difficult time by providing legal counsel, doing all of the paperwork, and filing your claim. Call 612-TSR-TIME or submit our free consultation form.