James E. Ballidis
Last night, the driver of a Cadillac struck and seriously injured a mother and her baby during an art event in downtown LA. The accident occurred when the driver attempted to parallel park the vehicle and applied the accelerator instead of the brake, causing the vehicle to jump onto the sidewalk on which the mother was pushing her baby in a stroller. Both were transported to a local hospital, where the 2-month-old was placed on life support. Authorities are investigating the accident, explains a California personal injury attorney.
Los Angeles County accounted for 7,008 of the fatal and injury motor vehicle traffic accidents involving pedestrians that occurred throughout the state in 2009, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. In the United States, traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for children aged 3 to 14, with those under 14 accounting for 1,314 of the 33,808 fatal pedestrian accidents suffered in 2009, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the mother and the baby who were seriously injured in downtown LA last night a full recovery.
The Los Angles Times originally reported this pedestrian accident.
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