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Allegedly negligent driver blamed for Ohio woman's death

Picking up and relocating to a new city is difficult enough, but starting over in a whole new country may be even more challenging. One woman who immigrated from her home country and recently moved to Ohio was killed earlier this month by an allegedly negligent driver. Police have charged him with vehicular homicide.

The 48-year-old woman was purportedly several feet away from the curb as she was crossing a road just a few blocks from her new home. Officials determined that the driver of a pickup truck was attempting a left turn on a green light when he failed to yield the right-of-way to the pedestrian in a crosswalk. The 66-year-old man hit the woman with his vehicle, and she died from the injuries she suffered.

The woman was a native of a Bhutan, a country located along the Himalayan mountains. She immigrated to Illinois and later relocated to Ohio. According to those interviewed by a local media source, she was a mother and a grandmother as well as a beloved member of her new community where she was enrolled in classes to learn life skills for success in her new town.  

Authorities have blamed this tragedy on what they believe was a negligent driver. The man was arrested and charged, though he is currently out on bail and awaiting further proceedings in criminal court. Surviving family members will now have to cope with the pain of losing their loved one in what appears to have been a senseless and avoidable tragedy. Families in similar circumstances have the right to consult legal counsel about a potential wrongful death civil lawsuit against the party or parties deemed responsible for the fatality.

Source: wlwt.com, "Friends say woman killed in Springfield Twp. crash was 'inviting, loved'", Dan Griffin, May 17, 2017

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