Perhaps one of the most difficult things for the friends and family of an accident victim is seeing the victim in the hospital. As any wrongful death attorney knows, the aftermath of a tragic accident can be hard on loved ones, especially where there is extended pain and suffering.
Recently, a 67-year-old Allegheny County woman was hit by a small school bus, and critically injured. She was in the hospital for one week before she died. The driver of the school bus, a 71-year-old man, is reported to have known that he hit the victim, and then fled the scene. He initially told police that he did not strike the woman, but was later charged with making a false report to the police. He was also charged with reckless driving and an accident involving personal injury. Authorities have not yet indicated whether any other charges would be brought against the bus driver in light of the victim's death.