Pedestrian Crash Leaves Teenager with Major Injuries
The driver of a Toyota ran a stop sign in Newman on Wednesday, causing a pedestrian to be hit.
It was around 8:00 a.m. when the 17-year-old boy was struck at Kern and S Street near Orestimba High School.
The accident took place on August 10th within the crosswalk.
Due to the impact, the boy suffered major injuries, including head trauma. He was airlifted to Memorial Medical Center for treatment.
The involved driver was fully cooperative with authorities at the scene.
An active investigation remains underway.
Statistics have shown that approximately 70% of motor-vehicle accidents are a result of stop sign violations.
In addition, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average.
There was also a 26% increase in pedestrian deaths in California from 2014-2018.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation.
It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.