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Kentcuky Woman Pleads Guilty to Traffic Death

Posted By Injury Attorney || 24-Jul-2010

A 31-year-old Henderson, Kentucky woman pleaded guilty last month to a felony offense in connection with the November scooter crash death.

Casta R. Hedrick pled guilty to leaving the scene of an accident on November 11th after Joseph Estep, 51, was killed on U.S. 41 after the scooter he was riding was struck by Hedrick, according to reports. The scooter was apparently rear-ended by the Hedrick, and Estep, who was reportedly not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the scooter. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Since the accident resulted in Estep's death, the charge of leaving the scene of an accident becomes a felony. And since Hedrick was indicted by a Henderson County grand jury in January for leaving the scene after allegedly failing to stop and render assistance, the case was sent to trial, according to reports.

It is not known whether or not Mr. Etep left surviving family, but in cases such as these, family is often left to fend for themselves. Knowing the laws, and knowing what compensation is available in such instances, is vital to survivors.

The Doan Law Firm, P.C. is led by a Houston personal injury attorney and has extensive experience in personal injury and traffic-related fatalities. If you or a loved one has suffered a loss as a result of another's negligence, The Doan Law Firm, P.C. can help. Contact The Doan Law Firm, P.C. today.

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