A bus driver broke down in the middle of trial after hearing testimony of the victim’s mother in a fatal accident last Wednesday.
Details about the Fatal Accident
Multiple sources are reporting that, in 2013, 52-year-old Idowu Daramola caused an accident due to careless driving that resulted in the death of an 8-month-old infant.
The bus went off the road, over a curb, and struck a lamp post. The mother of the victim stated that after a street sign fell on top of her daughter, the victim became unresponsive. The driver wasn’t speed driving or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Important Information about Motor Vehicle Accidents
According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States:
- In 2014, there were a total of 32,675 people who were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States.
- There were 219 fewer casualties in 2014 than there were in 2013.
- There has been a general decline in the number of motor vehicle fatalities every year since 2006.