On June 12, 20 year old Gabriella Lowell was walking along Grafton Street, about a half-mile from her home. Lowell was walking home from a nearby McDonald’s around 9:00 pm. She was in a marked cross-walk, approximately three quarters of the way to the other side of the road when she was struck by an SUV. Ms. Lowell was taken to a nearby hospital where she later died from her injuries.
The driver, a 21 year old, stopped at the scene and cooperated with police. The driver was visibly emotional and could be seen crying while talking to investigators. No charges were issued at the time.
On Tuesday, police did issue charges against the driver, who is now facing one count each of motor vehicle homicide, operating a motor vehicle to endanger and distracted driving. The basis of the distracted driving charge is not clear at this time.
Worcester police declined to identify the driver, citing a department policy not to release the names of arrested suspects.
Boston Fatal Accident Attorneys
This accident reminds us that driving has serious, life-altering consequences in some cases. A 20 year old young woman died at the hands of an allegedly distracted driver. Both drivers and pedestrians across our state deserve the undivided attention of those on the roadway at all times. When that attention is not given, serious injuries and even death can occur.
We frequently encounter these types of accidents in our everyday law practice. It is part of what we do, however a fatal accident never becomes easier to deal with over time. They are difficult for all involved and there are simply no easy solutions when a loved one has passed away unexpectedly and suddenly in a fatal collision.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, our team helps injured accident victims and loved ones of accident victims who have been killed in crashes. We take a compassionate, yet tough and experienced approach to handling our clients’ cases. Our goal is to get the results you deserve. For a free consultation with one of our attorneys, give us a call today at 617-367-2900.
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