Two women died and a 14-month-old child was hospitalized on Monday morning after a sport utility vehicle struck the women in a deadly auto-pedestrian incident in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Barbara Miller, a spokeswoman for the police department, said that Rebecca Lynn Robinson and her friend Rose Arcuragi were crossing a five-lane road, pushing Robinson’s child in a stroller, at about 8 a.m.
That’s when a white Toyota Sequoia, driven by Jennifer Eggleton, came from the west and hit the pedestrians, sending the stroller tumbling to the side of the road.
Robinson and Arcuragi were pronounced dead at Memorial hospital. Police said the 14-month-old toddler in the stroller was in good condition at Memorial Hospital and was expected to live.
Eggleton had not been ticketed Monday afternoon for the fatal incident and police are investigating whether charges will be filed.
Steven Vega, 11, who was walking near the intersection with a friend, said: “Then we turned around and saw a woman getting out of (the Toyota). Me and Ethan saw two bodies on the street. Then we went and ran and told our parents.”
A woman, who told reporters that she pulled the baby from the mangled stroller, said there have been multiple crashes at the intersection during the last couple of weeks.
Royce Barber, one of the people at the scene around 9:30 a.m, said the area has been a trouble spot for a while and confirmed that he saw two crashes in the last two weeks.
The speed limit is 40 miles per hour, but vehicles regularly speed past Barber when he’s driving near the posted limit: “This whole area is loaded with schools, churches and children.”
Barber notes, pedestrians crossing the road and vehicles are in danger by the time they get halfway across the street: “It’s just too late with people doing 60-plus miles per hour.”
This was a terrible tragedy on so many levels. Two people are dead and a child no longer has a mother. The families of Lynn Robinson and Rose Arcuragi are urged to contact an experienced attorney who has expertise in handling auto-pedestrian accidents and wrongful deaths.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a car accident, you should consult an experienced attorney to see if you have grounds for an injury claim.
Feel free to contact our law firm via email at Info@ArashLaw.com or call us at 800-890-7375. One of our lawyers would be happy to assist you with your personal injury case. Note, the law only allows a certain amount of time for you to file an auto-pedestrian incident lawsuit.
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