Bonnie Tibbitts, 79, Struck and Killed by Car in Shasta Lake
SHASTA LAKE (June 5, 2018) – An elderly woman killed after being hit by a car outside of a bank on Shasta Dam Boulevard Friday has been identified as Bonnie Lou Tibbitts, according to Record Searchlight and KRCRTV.
The coroner’s office said the 79-year-old Shasta Lake resident was a victim of a tragic accident which occurred on June 1 at around 11:15 a.m.
As per the reports, deputies determined that a driver was apparently attempting to park her vehicle in the parking space of Tri Counties Bank when she stepped on the accelerator.
Car Crashes Into ATM, Hits Elderly Woman in Shasta Lake
The motorist, 58-year-old Redding resident Deborah Beaupre, struck the walk-up ATM on the east side of the bank where Tibbitts was standing. The bank is located at 4715 Shasta Dam Boulevard.
Officials affirmed that Tibbitts was rushed to Mercy Medical Center where she later succumbed to her injuries.
Meanwhile, Beaupre stopped and cooperated with the authorities. The incident remains under investigation.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of Ms. Bonnie Tibbitts during such a difficult time.
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A forensic examination of the vehicle involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine the liability in the deadly collision. Authorities will thoroughly look into the speed of the driver, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the car, and whether or not the motorist was distracted or reckless at the time. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicle such as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this accident, the surviving family of Ms. Bonnie Tibbitts may be granted the right to pursue a wrongful death. Family members of wrongful death victims are entitled to seek a recompense for the funeral costs, lost future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim of an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to call Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Contact our experienced wrongful death lawyer today at 855-703-4186 for a free consultation.