As Mr. Doe, 51, was crossing a street inside a crosswalk, he was hit by a vehicle operated by Mr. Roe. Mr. Doe was dragged after impact for approximately 50 feet and suffered extensive injuries, which included skull and facial fractures, abrasions and lacerations, and contusions to his back, chest, and flank.
Unfortunately, Mr. Doe later died of his injuries and was survived by his mother.
The lawsuit alleged that Roe had chosen not to keep a proper lookout, maintain a reasonable speed, and yield to a pedestrian. Roe denied liability.