In Minnesota, a 21-year-old man was killed after a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero vehicle struck him. The accident occurred when a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero vehicle was traveling northbound when the driver struck the victim who was lying in the roadway. Witnesses said the driver of the vehicle stopped at the scene to render aid to the victim and wait for medical personnel to arrive.
One of the witnesses also stopped to render aid but the victim was pronounced dead when emergency medical crews arrived at the scene of the accident. Police are still investigating to determine exactly how the accident may have occurred. They have not filed any charges against the driver of the Oldsmobile pending the results of their investigation.
One of the reasons why charges may not have been filed in this case is because the investigation may determine that the driver was not at fault for the incident in the first place. Since the victim that was struck was lying in the street at the time of the accident, it could have made it difficult for the driver to avoid hitting him. As a result, the driver could not have been in control of the situation. However, if the driver had deliberately turned in the direction of the pedestrian, then they could be held accountable for the victim’s death even if the victim was lying in the roadway. Those factors need to be determined in the investigation in order to determine whether the driver should or should not be charged.
There are many reasons why this incident could have been avoided. Regardless of those reasons, it is a very sad tragedy that a man lost his life at a very young age. That man could still be alive if both people involved had been more cautious and avoided this collision. Although there is not always a way to prepare for certain obstacles or events in the road, you should always take every step you possibly can to avoid these types of accidents in the first place. Unfortunately, there are many people that deliberately cause incidents such as car-pedestrian collisions or automobile accidents.