Pedestrian Accident Fatally Injures Girl Near Stockton
I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton personal injury lawyer. A young girl was walking with a family member in Stockton on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Tragically, an oncoming vehicle collided with the girl, causing her to suffer serious injuries. Unfortunately, the girl later succumbed to her injuries during hospitalization.
Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the family of the young girl that passed away.
Details of Pedestrian Accident
A 9-year-old girl was walking with a family member along Carolyn Weston Boulevard in the vicinity of Ishi Goto Street at approximately 3:40 pm. The two relatives attempted to cross the street when the girl was struck by an oncoming vehicle. A good Samaritan performed life-saving measures until the arrival of medical personnel.
Nature of Injuries
The girl was transported via air ambulance to the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento where she was listed in critical condition. Sadly, the girl passed away during hospitalization due to the severity of her sustained injuries.
Watch YouTube Video – By: KCRA News – Stockton Police Investigate After 9-Year-Old Hit by Car
The following video demonstrates the scene of the pedestrian accident. As you may view in the video, neighbors in the area believe speed bumps and flashing pedestrian crossing signs are necessary for preventing future accidents from occurring.
What Caused the Accident?
An investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing by the Stockton Police Department. Authorities are searching for the drivers of a silver Mercedes-Benz and an early Honda Passport or Isuzu Rodeo. The motorists of these vehicles departed from the scene following law enforcement arrival and are believed to have been immediate eyewitnesses of the incident.
Pedestrian Accidents and Wrongful Death
Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to sustaining injuries in traffic accidents due to their lack of protection against a moving vehicle. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that the nation experienced a total of 5,376 pedestrian fatalities in 2015 alone. While walking is a perfect way in getting exercise, pedestrians must be cautious at all times as drivers are oftentimes inattentive due to:
If you have lost someone you love in a traffic accident in which negligence was a factor, it is important to contact an experienced Stockton wrongful death lawyer. An attorney with years of experience can assist you in obtaining fair compensation for your loved one’s tragic passing.
Loved One Forever Remembered
The young girl was a fourth-grade student at the August Knodt Elementary School in Stockton. She was described by those who surrounded her as a loving, caring and bright young girl. Her untimely passing has drastically affected her family members as they will forever miss her sweet and gentle spirit. A GoFundMe page has been created by the loved ones of the young girl to cover costs associated with her untimely passing.
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