Orange: Two Cars Struck 13-Year-Old Boy
James E. Ballidis
Shortly after 7:30 a.m. this morning, two cars struck a 13-year-old boy in Orange. The boy was walking to Santiago Middle School when a Toyota 4Runner traveling west on Spring Street struck him, the impact throwing him into the path of an eastbound Land Rover Discovery. He suffered moderate trauma injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital. The California Highway Patrol is investigating this pedestrian accident, explains an Orange County injury attorney.
Throughout the state, there were 646 fatal and 12,774 injury motor vehicle traffic accidents involving pedestrians in 2008, according to the California Highway Patrol’s accident statistics. Orange accounted for 1 of the 31 fatal and 49 of the 785 injury pedestrian accidents that occurred in Orange County that year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the majority of pedestrian fatalities that year occurred in urban areas (72%), at non-intersection locations (76%), in normal weather conditions (89%), and at night (70%).
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the 13-year-old boy who was struck by two cars in Orange this morning a full recovery from his injuries.
The Orange County Register originally reported this pedestrian accident.
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