Orange: Vehicle Struck, Killed 3-Year-Old Savanna Carter at Bus Stop
Posted on Jan 15, 2013
At about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, a vehicle struck and killed 3-year-old Savanna Carter, of Anaheim, at a bus stop in Orange. The 29-year-old driver of the Kia Soul was reportedly traveling southbound on Taft Avenue when a vehicle cut him off near Tustin Street, causing him to swerve into opposing lanes of traffic and into the bus stop where Carter was waiting with her parents. Carter and her father were transported to a local hospital, where she was declared dead and her father placed in a medically induced coma. Witnesses, or anyone with information about this accident, are asked to contact the Orange Police Department at 714-744-7444.
“When a family loses a loved one due to the negligence of a driver, they may file a wrongful death claim in order to hold the driver liable for their loss,” explained Orange County injury lawyer James Ballidis.
The city of Orange accounted for none of the 32 fatalities and 46 of the 809 injuries suffered by pedestrians in traffic accidents that occurred in the county in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The number of pedestrian fatalities in California increased 3.9 percent from 601 in 2010 to 625 in 2011.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Savanna Carter. We would also like to wish a full recovery to her father.
The Orange County Register originally reported this bus stop accident.
Resources for accident victims and their families, such as books and articles on pedestrian rights and on the injury and the wrongful death claims process, are available to the public free of charge through our office.
If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with an Orange County injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.