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2 women hit, injured by car

When a person is driving, they need to be mindful and aware of everyone and everything around them. Not only is it a must for drivers to pay attention to other vehicles on the road, but they need to watch for people not in or on vehicles, as well. Those on foot should pay close attention to traffic as well; if one or both forget this, pedestrian accidents can occur. Two women are currently recovering from injuries they suffered after they were struck by a car.

The accident occurred Oct. 14. According to the Phoenix Fire Department, two women aged 26 and 30 were walking near Southern and 16th Street. A car driven by a 30-year-old woman apparently lost control of her vehicle and struck the pair.

Both women were taken to a local hospital for treatment for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle was not injured. Local law enforcement performed a field sobriety test, but they do not believe the driver was impaired at the time of the accident.

Law enforcement will continue to investigate the accident until they are confident regarding its cause. After that, authorities will decide whether to charge the woman. They will thoroughly examine the woman's vehicle to determine if a mechanical malfunction caused her to lose control. They will also look for other possible explanations for the accident.

For the two women, regardless of what caused the accident, they still have the right to pursue the driver of the car for damages. The women could seek compensation for medical bills, any lost wages that might accumulate or other expenses incurred as a direct result of the accident. Anyone who is facing such a situation could benefit from speaking to a legal professional that has experienced in this area. The professional can help a person considering seeking damages navigate the legal waters and help them explore and examine their options.

Source:, "Two women injured in car-pedestrian accident" Tami Hoey, Oct. 14, 2013

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