Legal news for California criminal lawyers. A woman was hit by a car while walking to work on Monday.
California criminal lawyers alert-A single mother is dead after being hit by a car while walking on the sidewalk.
San Diego, CA—A single mother, who was trying to save money by walking to work, was fatally struck by an intoxicated driver on Monday, November 23, 2009. A car jumped onto the sidewalk and struck the woman along Community Road at Aubrey Street, as reported by NBC San Diego.
Kristen Ann Bedard, 36, who is a single mother of two children was fatally struck while walking to work because she couldn’t afford the gas. Becky Anderson, 44, was driving the vehicle that jumped the sidewalk and struck Bedard. Anderson was arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence. Bedard was pronounced dead at the scene by responding emergency medical services (EMS) teams, when her injuries proved fatal. It is currently unknown what exactly caused Anderson to drive her car up onto the sidewalk. Witnesses reported seeing police officials removing several objects from Anderson’s vehicle, which included a pill bottle. Investigators stated Anderson was under the influence of Valium and methadone. Bedard leaves behind two children, 14-year-old Tyler, and 13-year-old Kelsey. Police officials are reportedly conducting a full investigation into the fatal wreck.
A memorial college fund has been set up for Bedard’s two children at Point Loma Credit Union under the name of KTK Bedard Memorial Fund.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for California criminal lawyers.