Child Hit and Badly Injured by Car at Lowe and Center Streets
LOCATION: Lamont, Kern County
DATE OF ACCIDENT: Saturday, September 29th
September 30, 2018 – A child was taken to the hospital following a pedestrian accident in the area of Lowe and Center streets Saturday evening, according to ABC News.
At approximately 6:30 p.m., an unidentified child was reportedly struck by a vehicle near the intersection. It was not immediately clear what the child was doing when the collision occurred.
Major Injury Pedestrian Accident Saturday in Lamont
Responding medical teams rushed the juvenile to a hospital for treatment of what appeared to be major injuries. At this time, the name of the patient remained unknown.
Meanwhile, no immediate information was disclosed on the motorist involved.
Investigator handling the case continue to work to determine precisely what happened here and why.
Kern County Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on the details provided so far from the report, there are still many unanswered questions in the accident. Under California law, drivers who are approaching a pedestrian are required to exercise due care and reduce their speed for the safety of the pedestrian. A forensic examination of both the vehicle and the victim, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine what transpired. This will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. Other factors to consider, was the driver distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact? Police will ultimately determine fault for this accident and issue a report.
Depending on the results of the investigation, the family members the child in this specific accident may have the right to a personal injury claim. The family of juveniles who have been victims in pedestrian accidents may seek compensation for hospital bills, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
If you would like to speak with our experienced Kern County personal injury lawyers, call to request a free consultation at 855-703-4186.