Five-year-old Karla Campos will not be celebrating Christmas this year. The little girl lost her life on December 9 when she stepped off her Cobb County school bus on Davis Road in Marietta.
Eighty-two-tear-old Edith M. Anderson of Roswell was driving a 1995 Nissan Altima. She saw the stopped school bus, the flashing lights and the cars stopped behind the bus. However, instead of stopping, she placed her foot on the gas peddle. The sudden acceleration caused the elderly driver to panic. She swerved to the right to avoid hitting the car in front of her. She lost control of the vehicle, drove on the sidewalk and hit little Karla Campos. The car continued off the curb and into the grass.
Karla’s mother and two siblings, a three-year-old and a newborn, were at the the bus stop to meet Karla. They witnessed the accident.
Ms. Anderson was taken into custody and charged with first-degree vehicular homicide, failure to maintain lane and improper passing of a school bus. She bailed out on $5,000 bond.
Police blamed the pedestrian accident on driver error. Driver error is a form of negligence and a leading cause of car accidents. Although the driver did not intentionally cause the pedestrian accident, her behavior created the danger of the crash. When an Atlanta accident is caused by negligence, the victim and the family are entitled to damages. Call 770-HURT-999 for more information.
The Shane Smith Law would like to offer our condolences to Karla’s family.