Mother, 3 Children Injured in Accident Near Creekside Elementary School
MORENO VALLEY (September 18, 2018) – A traffic accident along Bay Avenue left a family of four injured on Tuesday morning, according to Riverside County News Source and the fire department.
The collision took place at about 7:46 a.m near Heacock Street and Sunbright Drive.
As per the reports, officials said a woman was pushing a stroller with her three children when for an unknown reason they were hit by a Toyota pickup truck.
Pedestrians Hit by Car in Moreno Valley, September 18
Riverside County Fire Department officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and found all four pedestrians, including a young child in the stroller, down in the roadway following the incident.
The mother and her three children were immediately taken to a local hospital for treatment. Three victims suffered major but non-life-threatening injuries while the fourth patient sustained minor wounds.
Their names and condition at this time were not released. Meanwhile, officers affirmed that the driver of the truck stopped and cooperated with the authorities. The investigation is ongoing.
Riverside County Personal Injury Lawyer
California has several right of way laws that apply to the pedestrians. These laws include the obligation of the drivers to exercise due care and lessen the speed of their cars while approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk.
In this case, a forensic examination of the Toyota pickup truck, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine the cause of the incident. Authorities will thoroughly look into the speed of the driver, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there was any mechanical issue with the car, and whether or not the motorist was distracted or reckless at the time. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicle, such as point of impact, its final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this collision, the mother and her three children will possess the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. The claim will include the compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income, and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, contact our experienced Riverside County personal injury lawyer to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and bring our expertise to your case. Give us a call for a free consultation at 855-703-4186.
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