At about 7 a.m. on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, a vehicle struck an 11-year-old girl in a crosswalk in Anaheim, leaving her critically injured, reported the Orange County Register. The pedestrian accident occurred at Lincoln Avenue and Monterey Street before the school crossing guard had arrived to direct traffic at the intersection. Emergency responders transported the girl to an area hospital. The driver remained at the scene. Authorities are investigating the accident.
Throughout the city of Anaheim, 2,075 people were killed or injured in traffic accidents that occurred in 2011, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records. Seventy-nine of the victims were pedestrians, 17 of whom were under the age of 15. Compared to 12 other cities with populations over 250,000, Anaheim ranked the 2nd worst for its incidence of motor vehicle collisions; it ranked better for pedestrian accidents, placing 12th.
When a motorist’s negligence results in an accident that harms a pedestrian, the pedestrian may file a personal injury claim in order to obtain compensation for the expenses related to his or her recovery, such as for medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. To learn more, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the girl who was struck and critically injured in the crosswalk this morning.
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