Anaheim: Motorist Struck, Critically Injured Child on Scooter
Posted on Oct 26, 2011
Shortly before 5:20 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25th, a motorist struck and critically injured a child on a scooter in Anaheim. While traveling westbound on North Street, the driver of a Jeep collided with an 11-year-old girl who was riding near the intersection with Sabina Street. She was transported to a local trauma center for treatment. Authorities are investigating the accident, explains an Orange County injury lawyer.
Anaheim accounted for 3 of the 12 fatalities and 94 of the 1,210 injuries suffered by bicyclists and 8 of the 41 fatalities and 110 of the 914 injuries suffered by pedestrians in traffic accidents throughout Orange County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration classifies the riders of bicycles, two-wheel nonmotorized vehicles, tricycles, and unicycles powered solely by pedals as pedalcyclists. That year, 13 percent of all pedalcyclists killed and 20 percent of those injured in traffic accidents were under the age of 16.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the child who was struck and critically injured while riding her scooter on Tuesday a full recovery.
The Orange County Register originally reported this Anaheim collision.
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