Child Injured in San Diego Accident at Logan Avenue and 49th Street
SAN DIEGO (September 12, 2018) – A young pedestrian was hospitalized after a traffic accident in the area of Logan Avenue and South 49th Street on Wednesday afternoon, according to FOX 5 News.
The collision was reported shortly after 3 p.m. in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.
As per the article, San Diego police said a child between 10 and 12 years old was struck for an unknown reason at the intersection of Logan Avenue and South 49th Street.
Young Pedestrian Hit by Car in San Diego’s Lincoln Park
Paramedics responded to the scene and attended to the juvenile who was hurt as a result of the crash. The victim was then immediately transported to Rady Children’s Hospital with unspecified injuries.
The condition of the patient at this time was not disclosed. Meanwhile, the report did not mention whether or not the driver involved stopped and cooperated with the authorities after hitting the child.
Authorities are still investigating what exactly caused the incident.
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 vehicle involved, 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 family of the child 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 personal injury lawyer to help you. We 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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