Madera Pedestrian Accident Ellis Street and Owens Street

 Madera Pedestrian Accident Ellis Street and Owens Street

Boy, 8, Struck by Car in Crosswalk Near Elementary School

MADERA, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2023) — An 8-year-old boy was seriously injured in a pedestrian accident at Ellis Street and Owens Street in Madera.

The child was struck by a motorist around 7:20 a.m. as he crossed the roadway in a crosswalk with his sibling and other students under the supervision of a crossing guard.

It happened in front Ezequiel Tafoya Alvarado Academy, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crossing guard, who was holding a stop sign and wearing a reflective orange vest, had stopped traffic in the westbound lanes and was signaling eastbound motorists to stop, Fox 26 News reports. The guard also waved his arms in the air to get the driver’s attention, police said.

However, a 25-year-old man driving a 2012 Honda Civic failed to notice and drove through the crosswalk before hitting the child.

The child was thrown off the roadway into a gravel area on the roadside. Paramedics responded and rushed the child to Valley Children’s Hospital. The boy suffered major injuries and remains in unknown condition.

Investigators are working on the case, but it’s unknown if there will be charges filed against the driver after the Madera accident on Ellis Street.

Johnson Attorneys Group handles personal injury cases such as the one above, but we do not represent those involved in this collision. Our law firm provides this news information to be helpful to anyone seeking information about accidents throughout California. Additionally, if you would like to contribute any information, add a GoFundMe page or have legal questions about an injury collision, please call 1-(855) 703-4186 as soon as possible. Our personal injury law firm is a proud, longtime supporter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

Source: Fox 26 News

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