Thousand Oaks: Van Struck, Injured Woman and Three Children in Crosswalk
On the afternoon of Tuesday, May 22nd, a van struck and injured a woman and three children in a crosswalk in Thousand Oaks. The mother was pushing one of her children in a stroller and walking alongside the other three in the crosswalk when the van neared them; she had just enough time to push the stroller away before the van struck them, preventing the child from harm. She and one of her children sustained serious trauma, while the other two kids suffered moderate injuries. Paramedics transported them to a local hospital for treatment. Authorities are investigating the crash.
“Whether walking inside or outside of a designated crosswalk, pedestrians have rights,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis, “and may seek compensation for the cost of their recovery from the driver responsible for their injuries.”
Thousand Oaks accounted for none of the 10 fatalities and 24 of the 204 injuries suffered by pedestrians in traffic accidents throughout Ventura County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Nationwide, 4,092 pedestrians lost their lives in collisions that year and another 59,000 were injured, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the mother and three children who were struck and injured by the van in the crosswalk today.
The Ventura County Star originally reported this Thousand Oaks accident.
Resources for accident victims and their families, such as articles on pedestrian rights and the process of filing an injury claim, are available to the public free of charge.
If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California personal injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.
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