Stephanie Cooley, 55, Hit and Critically Injured by Car
PORTERVILLE (September 19, 2018) – A pedestrian was critically injured after a traffic accident in the area of Putnam Avenue and Second Street Monday afternoon, according to Visalia Times Delta.
The victim has been identified as 55-year-old Stephanie Cooley.
As per the article, police said at about 4 p.m. Cooley was crossing at Putnam Avenue and 2nd Street when she was struck by a 2017 Chrysler.
The driver of the Chrysler, a 16-year-old boy, was turning south onto 2nd when for an unknown reason he failed to stop and hit Cooley who was in the crosswalk at the time.
Unlicensed Teen Driver Hits Pedestrian in Porterville
Paramedics responded to the scene and found Cooley with serious njuries in the roadway. She was then flown to Kaweah Delta Medical Center where she was listed in critical condition.
Meanwhile, police affirmed that the teen motorist does not have a driver’s license when the collision took place. The incident is still under investigation.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact police at 782-7408 or 782-7400.
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Based on the news report, the 16-year-old boy is believed to have been driving a vehicle without a license when the collision occurred. Authorities will continue to investigate and also determine 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 teen 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.
The family of Ms. Stephanie Cooley will possess the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party, seeking a 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 contact our experienced personal injury lawyer at 855-703-4186 to help you.
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