Bob Belanger, 57, Severely Injured in Accident at Royal and Vaquero
SIMI VALLEY (October 12, 2018) – A crossing guard was severely injured after a traffic accident in the area of Royal Avenue and Vaquero Drive on Friday morning, according to KTLA and The Ventura County Star.
The victim has been identified 57-year-old Bob Belanger, a city employee for four years who has been working as a crossing guard for the past three years.
As per the reports, police said Belanger was stationed at Royal Avenue and Vaquero Drive when he helped a woman in her 20s to cross the street.
Crossing Guard Hit by Car in Simi Valley, Oct 12
Belanger pushed the woman out of the way as he saw an SUV coming their way. The crossing guard, who was holding his stop sign up, was then struck by the vehicle in the crosswalk.
Police affirmed that Belanger was immediately transported to Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks with potentially life-threatening injuries. His condition at this time was not disclosed.
Meanwhile, the man driving the car involved stopped after hitting the guard and cooperated with the authorities. The incident is still under investigation.
*We extend our prayers and sincerest thoughts to Mr. Bob Belanger and his family and friends during such a difficult time. We wish him a swift and full recovery.
Ventura County Personal Injury Lawyer
In this case, a forensic examination of the SUV, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine the cause of the incident. Authorities will thoroughly look into the speed of the male driver, whether or not alcohol or drugs also played a role, whether or not there was any mechanical issue with the car, and whether or not the motorist was distracted or reckless prior to impact.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this collision, the family of Mr. Bob Belanger will possess the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Give our experienced Ventura County personal injury lawyer a call at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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