Ambrosia Amalatitoda, a six year old girl succumbed to her injuries Thursday, March 15, 2012 after an accident that occurred a day earlier. According to KSL News, little Ambrosia was severely injured when she was in a crosswalk with her mother Natalie Randall. Ambrosia and her mother were heading home from Whittier Elementary School to celebrate her great improvement in reading. As they entered the crosswalk, two cars had stopped to wait for them to pass when a third vehicle swerved to the left and hit right into them. The accident sent both the mother and daughter to the hospital in critical condition. Family members who visited the young girl in the hospital knew that she would not be able to pull through with the injuries she had. The daughter was kept on life support until her mother was in a more stable condition and could say goodbye. Sadly, that was not able to take place, and she passed away before it could happen. Meanwhile, the mother underwent surgery and is expected to recover. She still remains in critical condition though.
As a Utah wrongful death attorney, I wonder why nothing had taken place to improve the safety of that crosswalk. It is reported to be a very dangerous crosswalk with many close calls for some people. The Utah Department of Transportation is now telling the concerned people that they have plans to place a light at that intersection this coming summer.
I offer my sincere condolences to this family for the loss of their daughter and wishes for a speedy recovery to the mother.
What a horrible accident to hear about. An accident such as this could easily be avoided if drivers would take time to observe their surroundings, especially when they come to a crosswalk. I strongly recommend that the family of Ambrosia consult with a Utah attorney to find out the full range of remedies they may have in this situation.