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Huntington Beach Pedestrian Accident: Baby Died From Injuries

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

On Tuesday morning, a woman entered a Huntington Beach crosswalk carrying a 3-month-old baby girl; a 7-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl accompanied her. While the group was crossing, the driver of a 2008 Chevy Tahoe rear-ended the 2006 Toyota Tundra that was already waiting at the crosswalk, causing the vehicle to strike the woman and the two girls. All three were taken to nearby hospitals in critical condition. The baby died from her injuries, reported the Orange County Register.  

Both drivers remained at the scene of the pedestrian accident and neither has been cited or charged. The accident is under investigation. Anyone who witnessed the pedestrian accident is urged to call investigator Dennis Fulton at 714-536-5670. 

In the United States, a traffic accident claims the life of one pedestrian every 2 hours and injures another every 8 minutes, according to a study of 2008 traffic statistics by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Moreover, explains an Orange County pedestrian injury attorney, two-thirds of all pedestrian accidents occur inside of crosswalks, with the risk of an accident increasing with the number of lanes the road has. 

The Orange County pedestrian injury attorneys at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer their condolences to the family of the baby girl, as well as wish the other pedestrian accident victims a full recovery—they will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

As a public service, we offer informative articles and books on issues involving pedestrian accidents free of charge, as well as legal advice. 

If you would like more information on pedestrian accidents or need to discuss a specific case with an Orange County pedestrian injury attorney, feel free to call 866-981-5596.

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