Boy, 11, Injured in Carpinteria Pedestrian Accident Friday
CARPINTERIA (June 1, 2018) – A young pedestrian was hospitalized after a traffic collision in the area of Elm and Carpinteria avenues on Friday afternoon, according to KEYT News.
The accident was reported at about 3:15 p.m. in the 4800 block of Carpinteria Avenue.
As per the article, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office said for an unknown reason an 11-year-old Carpinteria boy was struck by a Toyota Tacoma which was headed north at the time. The juvenile was in a crosswalk at Elm and Carpinteria avenues when he the car hit him.
Pedestrian Hit by Car in Carpinteria, June 1
Deputies affirmed that the child was immediately transported to the hospital with unspecified injuries that were believed to be non-life-threatening. The name and condition of the victim remained unknown.
Meanwhile, the 48-year-old Santa Barbara man driving the Toyota Tacoma reportedly stopped and cooperated with the authorities. Officials are still gathering more information and evidence to determine the cause of the incident.
Santa Barbara 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, authorities are investigating several factors such as alcohol or drugs, excessive speed and distracted driving to determine the liability in the incident.
Once the investigation process is over and it proves that the motorist has been negligent, the family members of the young pedestrian may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been injured in an auto collision and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. Our experienced Santa Barbara County personal injury lawyer will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Give us a call for a free consultation at 855-703-4186.
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