A 7-year-old girl was hurt in a serious car accident that occurred on July 1‚ 2011‚ around 9 p.m. at the Vista intersection of Waxwing Drive and North Avenue‚ near North Melrose Drive. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Kenneth Werner‚ the girl was struck by a white Ford Expedition driven by an 18-year-old woman.
The injured girl was immediately airlifted to Rady Children’s Hospital to receive medical treatment for the injuries suffered. From the available information‚ it is unclear what made the teen driver hit the young girl. Usually when vehicles are involved in pedestrian accidents‚ one suspects speeding or negligence to be a contributing factor. In this case‚ the investigating officers will need to determine whether the SUV driver was speeding‚ driving recklessly‚ driving under the influence of drugs‚ or did violated a traffic regulation.
If it is found that the teenage driver was at fault‚ then she might be held liable for the injuries suffered by the victim. The injured child’s parents should immediately seek counsel from an experienced San Diego pedestrian accident lawyer to learn about their legal rights and options.
An experienced North County car crash lawyer would assure that the family gets timely compensation to cover treatment‚ medical and hospital costs‚ and that the at-fault party is brought to justice.
Our personal injury law office sincerely hopes and prays that the injuries suffered by the child heal soon.
Ross Jurewitz represents pedestrians killed or injured in crosswalk accidents and is the managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group‚ a California personal injury law firm dedicated to representing families of children injured or killed in SUV crashes. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a car collision in Vista‚ please contact our personal injury office at 888-233-5020.
Ross Jurewitz is the founder and managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a San Diego personal injury attorney law firm. These San Diego injury accident lawyers specialize in helping people seriously injured in a variety of accidents throughout San Diego County and California.
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