3 Teens Injured in Garden Grove Accident on Westminster Street Thursday
GARDEN GROVE (July 18, 2018) – Three teenage pedestrians were hospitalized after a traffic accident along Westminster Street on Thursday, according to The Orange County Register.
The collision took place at 5:55 p.m. near Kerry Street.
As per the article, Garden Grove police said three teenage boys were crossing Westminster Street when they were struck by an SUV.
The driver of the SUV allegedly ran a red light and hit the teens who were in a crosswalk at the time.
Teen Pedestrians Hit by Car in Garden Grove Crosswalk
Paramedics responded to the scene and transported the young victims to a hospital with unspecified injuries. Their names and condition at this time were not disclosed but officials affirmed that they conscious and breathing following the crash.
Meanwhile, the man driving the SUV stopped and cooperated with the authorities. The intersection was forced to shut down for nearly two hours as a result of the collision.
The incident is still under investigation.
Orange County Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on the news report, the man driving the SUV involved is accused of running a red light and causing the collision that led to the injuries of the young pedestrians involved. Authorities will continue to investigate the crash and will determine whether or not driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs was a factor, whether or not excessive speed or distracted driving played a role, and whether or not the man who allegedly prompted the incident was reckless or negligent at the time.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this accident, the families of the three teenage boys will possess 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 income, property damage and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in an auto accident and you believe another person is at fault, contact our experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and bring our expertise to your case. Give us a call for a free consultation at 855-703-4186. -sks