Monday, October 12, 2009

Driver of Stalled Car Gets Out, Killed, Causes Chain Accident

Magdalena Wojciechowska, 25-year-old, was declared dead moments after she was brought to a hospital for treatments of her injuries she suffered when she was hit by a pick-up truck.

Wojciechowska reportedly got out of her Volvo when it suddenly stopped. The driver of the Toyota Tacoma tried to avoid the Volvo by changing lanes but hit Wojciechowska in the process.

Another vehicle, a Ford Escort, hit the rear of the Volvo which sent it to the right side of the lanes where it burst into flames. The fourth vehicle rear-ended the Escort.

Two other women drivers, along with Wojciechowska, were brought to a nearby hospital where Wojciechowska later died.

In cases of chain accidents, liability will be determined on the extent of the damages that a certain motorist caused. It is wise for Wojciechowska to have gotten off her vehicle but she should have stayed off the road or put warning devices on the back of her vehicle to warn other motorists of its stationary position.