6 Children Involved in Car Accident at Placerita Canyon Road and Sierra Highway
LOCATION: Santa Clarita Valley
DATE OF COLLISION: Sunday, September 9th
September 12, 2018 – Several children were found at the scene of an alleged DUI car crash at Placerita Canyon Road and Sierra Highway Sunday afternoon.
According to the Signal, six children between the ages of 7 to 12 were inside a vehicle driven by 38-year-old Timothy John Atkins. When their vehicle approached the intersection, it reportedly collided into another car.
Shortly after 4:20 p.m., emergency crews arrived at the location and immediately rendered aid to the parties involved. Primary reports indicated the children suffered minor injuries including cuts and abrasions as a result of the crash. Furthermore, officials said at least one child was taken to the hospital for evaluation.
DUI Driver Timothy Atkins Arrested After Car Accident in Santa Clarita Valley
Meanwhile, responding deputies apparently administered a breath test to Atkins and it came up over the legal limit. The man was arrested on a DUI charge.
Further investigation on the case is underway.
Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on this news report, it appears that Mr. Timothy Atkins will be held liable for the traffic collision that resulted in bodily injuries to several children. Pending results of investigation, the family members of the juvenile victims may file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim in a car accident and you believe another person is at fault, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers as we are here to provide you with the advice and the guidance that you may need following a sudden traumatic accident. Call Johnson Attorneys Group today at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.