Schoolgirl, 6, Hit and Injured by Vehicle at West Rumble and Carver Roads
DATE OF ACCIDENT: Thursday, September 27th
September 27, 2018 – A pedestrian accident resulted in injuries to a 6-year-old girl at the intersection of West Rumble and Carver roads Thursday morning, according to the Modesto Bee.
As per the article, the girl was walking with her mother and other children on her way to Eisenhut Elementary. When the group was crossing Rumble, the child was struck by a passing black Dodge Ram truck.
Major Injury Pedestrian Accident Thursday in Modesto
Medical records indicated paramedics rushed the girl to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries including a broken femur. The name of the child, and their condition at this time have not been disclosed thus far.
Meanwhile, no immediate information was released on the Dodge driver involved.
The detectives handling the case continue to work to determine liability in the accident.
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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 6-year-old girl 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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