Fullerton: Elderly Woman Struck, Seriously Injured Mother and Children
Posted on Feb 16, 2012
Shortly before 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14th, an elderly woman struck and seriously injured a mother and her two children in a Fullerton crosswalk. The accident occurred on Rolling Hills Drive near Puente Street when a 90-year-old woman in a Ford Focus failed to stop at the marked crosswalk in which a mother, her 9-year-old daughter, and her 6-year-old son were traversing after leaving Beechwood Elementary School. Instead of stopping to administer aid, the woman continued driving until she crashed into a tree several hundred yards away. Authorities are investigating the accident, explains an Orange County injury lawyer.
Fullerton accounted for 1 of the 41 fatalities and 63 of the 914 injuries suffered by pedestrians in traffic accidents in Orange County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. In 2010, pedestrian fatalities throughout the state increased by 15.4 percent, from 567 in 2009 to 599, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the mother and children who were struck and seriously injured by the elderly woman in Fullerton a full recovery.
The Orange County Register originally reported this pedestrian accident.
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