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6 Year Old Girl Dies in Anaheim Pedestrian Car Accident

Posted on Oct 06, 2010

A 6-year-old girl died at the hospital from injuries sustained in an Anaheim pedestrian car accident.
Vanessa Mendoza was struck by a car on the evening of Saturday, October 2.  The accident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. on the 1600 block of East Redwood Avenue when Vanessa ran into the path of a 1999 red KIA Sportage. The seventeen-year-old driver was not able to stop in time.
The young driver took Vanessa and her parents to UCI Medical Center in Orange to be treated for her injuries; however, the injuries proved to be fatal.  Vanessa Mendoza was pronounced dead at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
The driver was not cited. The accident is still under investigation.
Nearly one-quarter of traffic fatalities among children five to nine years old occur when the child is a pedestrian.  
Pedestrian accidents also cause serious injuries, including:
• Traumatic brain injury
• Spinal cord injury
• Paraplegia
• Quadriplegia
• Coma
• Fractured bones
The Orange County pedestrian accident attorneys at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis and Leslie suggest that you share these pedestrian safety tips with your child. We offer our sincere condolences to the family of Vanessa Mendoza.

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