Boy, 11, Hit and Injured by Vehicle on Double Springs Road
LOCATION: Valley Springs, Calaveras County
DATE OF ACCIDENT: Monday, September 24
September 25, 2018 – An 11-year-old boy was injured after being struck by a vehicle on Double Springs Road Monday afternoon, according to Recordnet News.
As per the article, the accident happened at about 3:07 p.m. when the boy walked onto the road to cross and ended up directly in the path of an oncoming 2016 Chevrolet Cruze.
Pedestrian Accident Monday in Valley Springs
Primary reports indicated the child was transported to Mark Twain Medical Center in San Andreas for treatment of what appeared to be minor injuries.
Meanwhile, officials briefly identified the motorist as a 30-year-old woman. It was not immediately disclosed if the driver stayed at the scene after the collision.
The investigators handling the case continue to work to determine liability in the accident.
Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on the details provided so far from the report, there are still many unanswered questions. Under California law, drivers who are approaching a pedestrian are required to exercise due care and reduce their speed for the safety of the pedestrian. A forensic examination, however, of both the vehicle and the victim, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine what transpired. This will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. The preliminary investigation has revealed that the driver was not under the influence of drugs and or alcohol, police said. Other factors to consider, was the driver distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact? Police will ultimately determine fault for this accident and issue a report.
Depending on the results of the investigation, the family members of the 11-year-old boy may have the right to a personal injury claim. The family of juvenile victims in pedestrian accidents are potentially entitled to seek compensation for hospital bills, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
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