Monday, April 19, 2010

Pedestrian dies in Montgomery County Automobile Accident

On April 2, 2010, at approximately 5:54 p.m., Shu Bing Huang had just exited a bus at Veirs Mill Road and Randolph Road when she was struck by a motorist who jumped the curb striking her and then proceeded on to strike another vehicle.  Ms. Huang was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the vehicle, 79 year old Thomas McCargo Rankin is alleging he does not know what caused him to lose control of his vehicle.  The Huang family has retained the law firm of Portner & Shure.  

An accident reconstruction is currently being conducted which can take anywhere between 6 to 8 weeks to complete.  The reconstruction unit will determine the approximate impact speed and the possible causes of this tragic automobile accident.  

In some states once a person reaches a certain age they are required to take their driver's test again to ensure they are still capable of operating a motor vehicle in a safe manner so as not to endanger the life of another individual.  This should be a law in all states to ensure the safety of other pedestrians and motorists on the highways.  Some other states have even gone further and once an individual reaches 80 years of age they are no longer permitted to drive.  

If you, a family member or someone you know has been involved in an automobile accident or you would like more information on automobile accidents, pedestrian accidents or medical emergency defenses, please contact Portner & Shure for a free consultation.  

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