Boy, 7, Hit and Injured by Vehicle at Ackerfield Avenue and South Street
LOCATION: Long Beach
DATE OF ACCIDENT: Thursday, September 27th
September 27, 2018 – A 7-year-old boy was injured in a pedestrian accident Thursday afternoon in the area of Ackerfield Avenue and South Street, according to Press-Telegram.
At approximately 2 p.m., a boy was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on Ackerfield. Officials mentioned the juvenile stepped into the street from between two parked cars.
Injury Pedestrian Accident Thursday in Long Beach
Responding paramedics transported the boy to a hospital for treatment of what appeared to be moderate injuries.
As per the article, the female driver involved in the accident stayed at the location following the collision.
The investigators handling the case continue to work to determine liability in the incident.
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Based on the details provided so far from the report, there are still many unanswered questions. 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, however, 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. The preliminary investigation has revealed that the driver was not under the influence of drugs and or alcohol, police said. 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 of the 7-year-old boy may have the right to file a personal injury claim. The family of juveniles injured in similar cases are potentially entitled to seek compensation for hospital bills, other medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
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