A two-year-old boy was struck and fatally injured by a truck on September 21 around 6 p.m. in the 400 block of North Horne Street in Oceanside. According to Lt. Leonard Mata from Oceanside police, the toddler was struck by a 55-year-old Fallbrook man driving a 2012 Toyota Tundra.
U-T San Diego reported that the boy was playing with other kids in the building courtyard when he rushed into the truck’s way. The injured child was immediately taken to Rady Children’s Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Our law office sends our sincere condolences to the toddler’s family and friends for such a devastating loss.
The police will have to undergo a thorough investigation by talking to eyewitnesses and by gathering evidence to help them determine the exact cause and negligent party. For the driver to be found even partially at fault, factors like failing to yield or improper driving will have to be proven. If reckless or inattentive driving caused this fatal truck accident, officials will need to assure that the at-fault motorist is cited and brought to justice.
The parents of the deceased toddler need to take immediate action and get in touch with an experienced Oceanside child injury accident attorney who would help file the child injury claim. An experienced lawyer will examine all the evidence and determine if the driver knew or should have known that the child was nearby. If he did, then the driver had a duty to exercise reasonable care. This would put the driver at fault, which would help the family members of the child receive compensation for the tragic accident.
Getting hit by a car can leave a person seriously injured, especially for young children. If you are a parent of a child injured in an accident that occurred due to a dart-out case, contact our Oceanside child injury accident attorneys for a free consultation 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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