Boy, 11, Hit and Injured by Vehicle on Double Springs Road
VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. (Sept. 25, 2018) – Bryce Melendez, 11, was struck by a vehicle Monday afternoon on Double Springs Road near Toyon Middle School, according to Recordnet News.
The collision took place about 3:07 p.m. when the Jenny Lind Elementary School student walked onto the road to cross and was struck by a driver in a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze. The driver was identified as Frances Barron, 30, of Valley Springs.
Paramedics transported the injured child to Mark Twain Medical Center in San Andreas for treatment of minor injuries.
The investigators handling the case continue to work to determine liability in the accident.
Calaveras County Personal Injury Lawyer
There are still many unanswered questions involving this collision. Indeed, under California law, drivers are required to reduce speeds near schools to 25 mph when children are present. They are also required to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at all times.
We hope the child who was injured has a full recovery.
Meanwhile, the family members of the 11-year-old boy may have the right to a personal injury claim to recover their losses such as medical bills, pain and suffering.
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