Girl, 3, Seriously Injured in Merced Hit-and-Run at R and 18th Streets
MERCED (December 4, 2017) – An alleged hit-and-run accident left a young pedestrian seriously injured Monday afternoon in the area of R and 18th streets, according to ABC 30.
The collision took place at around 3:45 pm.
AS per the article, Merced Police said a 3-year-old girl was walking with her mom and siblings at the intersection of R and 18th streets when she was struck by a vehicle.
The child was unresponsive as she was flown to Valley Children’s Hospital with major injuries. Her condition at this time was not disclosed.
Meanwhile, police affirmed that the driver involved ran a red light and hit the child. The motorist did not stop to render aid and fled the scene.
The suspect vehicle is described as a late 90’s to early 2000’s maroon Honda Accord.
Personal Injury Lawyer
Most traffic accidents which involve a motorist who flees the scene can be subjected to serious criminal charges, especially when a particular crash causes serious injuries to another person. Such circumstances are likely considered as “felony hit-and-run,” leaving the victim a legal right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the suspect.
Drivers who are involved in car collisions are obliged to stop and provide assistance to the injured individuals and to cooperate with the authorities. In this case, the motorist took off and left the child injured in the roadway. The family of the young victim has likely a right to pursue a claim seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If your loved one has been a victim in an auto accident caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another individual, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you with your case. We will guide you every step of the way and fight aggressively for your legal rights. Give us a call today at 800-235-6801 and speak with our experienced personal injury lawyer and let us obtain the justice you deserve.
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