The Shelbyville Times-Gazette reported that a Unionville woman was arraigned on August 16 on vehicular homicide charges stemming from a car accident in Bedford County last year.
The Times-Gazette reported that Kimberly Wilmhoff Mason, 54, was indicted by a grand jury for one count of vehicular homicide, two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of reckless endangerment.
Mason reportedly was involved in a car crash that killed Rogelio Anica, 33, of Shelbyville, on Union Street on August 3, 2012. The crash also sent two other people to Nashville hospitals with catastrophic injuries.
Mason was driving a pickup truck that struck the rear of a Honda Accord as it prepared to turn into the parking lot last year. Mason reportedly told investigators that she “just wasn’t paying attention” and failed to see the Accord, according to the Times-Gazette.
The crash sent the pushed the rear bumper and frame of the Accord into its backseat, and the car itself was pushed about 50 yards from the point of impact.
Aside from criminal charges, drivers whose negligence results in death or catastrophic injuries may be held civilly liable for their actions via a wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit. While the loss of a loved one can never be fully compensated, injuries resulting from horrific accidents like broken bones, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries often result in high medical bills.
If you or a loved one has suffered a horrific injury as the result of a distracted driver, please contact us. We can help procure damages to compensate for your loss. Call (615) 845-6141 to schedule a free case review, or visit our site for more information.
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