The Arkansas State Police said a child died in a solo car crash on Interstate 555 near Bay on Saturday, November 14th. The preliminary report showed that the accident took place at about 3:29 p.m. on mile marker 35.
The ASP placed 28-year-old Adrianna Bolden of Memphis northbound on the interstate in a 2011 Nissan Versa. The vehicle veered off the west side of the roadway, and the driver overcorrected, causing the car to overturn several times.
Responding medics took Bolden and the minor, her passenger, to the hospital to treat their injuries. The child passed away while undergoing treatment at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. There is no additional information about the solo car crash on Interstate 555 at the moment.
When involved in a car accident, the first thing to do is stay calm, check for damages and injuries, and call 911 to make a report. Give the dispatcher information on location, injuries, and details about the occurrence.
Under Arkansas law, it is vital to provide “Reasonable” assistance to anyone involved in the crash and stay with them until the first responders arrive. The state’s “Good Samaritan Law” provides that a person who helps a victim at the point of death will not be held liable for assisting them.
If there was property damage, the law states that those involved exchange names and vehicle registration with each other, provide insurance information. Gather evidence for a claim against the at-fault driver and your insurance company.
Contact an attorney to discuss the crash details and find out the remedies available to you. Getting a competent Arkansas car accident lawyer helps you get the maximum compensation from the at-fault driver. Damages awarded often cover medical fees, loss of income, and emotional and physical pain, also known as punitive damages.