2 Children Hit and Injured by Car at Garner Avenue and Sanborn Road in Salinas
SALINAS (February 16, 2018) – Two children were injured after being hit by a car in the area of Garner Avenue and North Sanborn Road Thursday morning, according to KSBW.
The accident took place at 8 a.m.
As per the article, officials said the two children were crossing Garner Avenue at Sanborn Road when they were struck by a pickup truck. The brother and sister, ages 8 and 11, were in a crosswalk and were walking to their school at the time.
The young pedestrians were flown to a Bay Area hospital with injuries considered as minor. The two are expected to fully recover.
One victim is a student at Martin Luther King Jr. Academy while the other attends Jesse Sanchez Elementary School.
Meanwhile, authorities affirmed that the male driver of the pickup stopped and cooperated following the accident. The motorist claimed that he did not notice the juveniles because the sun was reportedly shining in his windshield.
The investigation is ongoing.
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, the motorist involved failed to see the children who were crossing the street in a crosswalk at the time. Once the investigation process is over and it proves that the party has been negligent and injured the juveniles, the family of the young victims may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault individual. The claim will include the compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages and pain and suffering.
If your loved ones have been a victim 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 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 800-235-6801.
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