Ambrosia Amalatitoda, a six year old girl succumbed to her injuries Thursday, March 15, 2012 after an accident that occurred on Wednesday. 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 improvements 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 attended the hospital knew that the little girl would not be able to pull through 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, the girl passed away before it could happen. Meanwhile, the mother underwent surgery and is expected to recover. She still remains in critical condition though.
Others are now wondering 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. It is very heart-wrenching to hear about a sad story like this. 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. As a wrongful death attorney, I would recommend that the family of Ambrosia should consult with an attorney in order to receive the full benefits to help aid in this terrible crisis.