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Inglewood: Pregnant Pedestrian Brittney Cheeseman Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run Accident


Posted on Aug 22, 2011

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 20th, 18-year-old pedestrian Brittney Cheeseman was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident in Inglewood. Cheeseman, between five and six months pregnant at the time, was struck while crossing at the intersection of Manchester Boulevard and Market Street when a grey Nissan ran a red light. She was transported to a local hospital, where doctors determined that the fetus was no longer alive. The driver, Janine Rachel Mayfield, fled the scene of the crash but was later apprehended and charged on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, explains a California personal injury attorney


Inglewood accounted for 4 of the 177 fatalities and 63 of the 5,215 injuries suffered by pedestrians in motor vehicle accidents throughout Los Angeles County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS). That year, more pedestrian fatalities and injuries occurred in Los Angeles than in any other county in the state. 


All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to Brittney Cheeseman, as well as wish her a full recovery from her injuries. 


The Los Angeles Times originally reported this hit-and-run pedestrian accident


Additional information, including links to pedestrian advocacy groups and articles on the injury and wrongful death claims process, is 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 attorney, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

 

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