Cristina Garcia, 8, Killed in Fallbrook Parking Lot Accident on Heald Lane
FALLBROOK (August 5, 2018) – A child was killed after being hit by a car in a parking lot along Heald Lane on Friday night, according to San Diego Union-Tribune and CBS 8.
Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as 8-year-old Cristina Isabel Garcia, of Fallbrook.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said the girl was walking with her aunt and grandmother on the sidewalk and crossing the parking lot entrance when she was struck by a Toyota Rav4.
Child Hit by Car in Fallbrook Parking Lot, August 3
The 58-year-old Fallbrook woman driving the SUV reportedly attempted to make a right turn into a parking lot on Heald Lane when she failed to notice the three pedestrians and hit the child.
CHP affirmed that the juvenile died while being transported to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. The collision occurred at about 6:30 p.m.,north of East Fallbrook Street near the Fallbrook Community Center.
Meanwhile, the driver of the Toyota RAV4 stopped and cooperated with the authorities. The incident remains under investigation.
We extend our sincerest thoughts and prayers to the family members and friends of the child during such a difficult time.
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A forensic examination of the Toyota RAV4 involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will be made to help investigators determine the cause of the deadly accident. Other potential factors will be looked into as well including whether or not the driver was under the influence at the time of the collision, whether or not the motorist was distracted or operating the car recklessly prior to impact. Each of these factors plus several others will be assessed allowing police officials to draw up a final conclusion.
The surviving family of Cristina Garcia, as well as the injured woman, may have the right to pursue a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit respectively pending the result of the investigation. The claim will include a recompense for the funeral costs, loss of future income, pain and suffering, hospital bills and medical expenses, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim of an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Give us a call today at 855-703-4186 and speak with our experienced San Diego County wrongful death lawyer for a free consultation.