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12-year-old girl suffers brain bleed after skateboard crash

SAN DIEGO, CA – A young girl suffered major injuries after crashing into a minivan on her skateboard in the City Heights on Wednesday evening.

The Times of San Diego reported that the 12-year-old was riding her skateboard downhill and eastbound on Estrella Avenue at about 5:30 p.m. She slammed into the rear bumper of a 2011 Toyota Sienna as it drove through the intersection of Estrella and Polk Avenues.

The injured child was transported to Rady Children’s Hospital with a brain bleed and a fractured skull.

An update on her condition has not been made available on Thursday. We will update this story should more information come to light.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Poway teen recovering after horrific trampoline accident

POWAY, CA – A Poway teenager injured in a June 30 trampoline accident is recovering at Rady Children’s Hospital, NBC 7 reports. Fourteen-year-old Drew Merrifield spent two weeks in the facility’s ICU and has now been moved to the ACU as he undergoes rehab treatment.

Cassie Merrifield, Drew’s mother, says the incident occurred shortly after the family had finished dinner. Drew and his older brother Colton went out to the backyard to play on the family’s trampoline. They had only been gone a few minutes when Colton ran back inside and told his parents that Drew was unconscious following a failed trick.

Tim Merrifield called 911 and paramedics rushed Drew to the hospital, where doctors determined that the boy’s neck was broken. Now, nearly three weeks later, the teen is able to walk with the aid of a walker, and while he faces at least another month of rehab, his prognosis has improved. The Merrifields attribute their good fortune to Colton’s quick actions in alerting them to the injury.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Suit filed against operators of San Diego Co. Fair in petting zoo E. coli outbreak

SAN DIEGO, CA – Seven families are filing a lawsuit against the operators of the San Diego County Fair in connection to the 2019 E. coli outbreak, according to CBS8.

A child from one of the families, 2-year-old Jedediah Cabezuela, died on June 24, 2019, due to E. coli he contracted from the fair’s animal exhibits.

The fair ran from May 31 to July 4 last year and shuttered its animal exhibits not long after the child died.

The lawsuit claims that the operator of the San Diego County Fair, the 22nd District Agricultural Association, did not take proper precautions and care during the operation of its petting zoo, livestock, and other animal exhibits.

The seven families were diagnosed with STEC, shiga-toxin-producing E. coli, a form of the infection that is accompanied by symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, and fever.

Each of the families visited the animal exhibits at the fair between June 8 and June 22, according to the report.

The lawsuit claims that the operators of the fair failed to warn customers of the risks involved in a live-animal exhibit, failed to provide hand-washing facilities, failed to properly clean and inspect the fairgrounds, failed to train employees in E. coli risk maintenance, and failed to screen animals for the infection.

The E. coli outbreak is still being investigated by multiple agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and the Health and Human Services Administration.

Representatives from the 22nd District Agricultura Association were not available for comment.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

13 charges filed for man who drove pickup off Sunset Cliffs with his two toddlers inside

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SAN DIEGO, CA – Thirteen charges were filed Friday against the man who intentionally drove a pickup truck off a cliff on June 13 while his two toddler girls were inside the vehicle.

NBC San Diego reports that 47-year-old Robert Brians has been charged with attempted murder, child abuse, kidnapping, child abduction, making criminal threats, and burglary. He is being held without bail and will be remotely arraigned on Monday at the San Diego Central Courthouse.

The incident began around 4:30 a.m. when the mother of the 2-year-old girls reported that Brians had allegedly made threats to drive off the Coronado Bridge.

Brians drove his pickup off Sunset Cliffs after being identified on Hill Street by law enforcement. The vehicle landed upside-down in the ocean, and Brians and the two children were rescued by an officer who used his service dog’s leash to climb down the cliff.

Brians and the girls were sent to the hospital for the treatment of non-critical injuries.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Man drives pickup off cliff with two 3-year-old daughters inside

POINT LOMA, CA – Three people were sent to the hospital after a man thought to be suicidal drove off a cliff with his two 3-year-old girls inside the vehicle, reports KFMB.

The accident happened around Hill Street and Cornish Drive at about 4:30 a.m.

A witness reported to police that the father had threatened to drive his Dodge pickup truck off the Coronado Bay Bridge.

An officer found the vehicle overturned in the water soon afterward, as well as the man and one of his daughters outside the Dodge. The second child was rescued from the wrecked pickup by emergency crews.

The three victims were taken to the hospital for the treatment of non-critical injuries.

There is no information on the identity of the victims at this time.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

UPDATE: Suspect identified in Escondido hit-and-run that killed 17-year-old girl

SAN DIEGO, CA – A suspect has been identified and taken into police custody for the driver in the hit-and-run accident that killed a 17-year-old girl yesterday in Escondido.

Fox 5 San Diego reports the suspect as Paul Anthony Lisson, 29, from Escondido, who is facing charges related to the accident and other possible crimes.

Lisson was located thanks to a citizen report that matched his white Toyota Highlander to the vehicle in the crime. Lisson was also allegedly determined to be the driver at the time of the accident.

The accident happened yesterday around 12:30 a.m. when the teenage pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Mesa Rock Road in unincorporated Escondido.

The victim’s identity has not yet been released.

Authorities continue to investigate the accident.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Pedestrian, 17, killed in hit-and-run in Escondido

ESCONDIDO, CA – A teenage girl was killed in a hit-and-run accident this morning on Mesa Rock Road, according to a report by Fox 5 San Diego.  

The accident happened at 12:36 a.m. near the intersection of Mesa Rock Road and Mesa Ranch Drive.  

The victim was crossing the road with her friends when a white Toyota pickup truck or SUV struck her. The vehicle was traveling at high speeds, according to the report.  

People nearby attempted to aid the victim, but she died at the scene.  

The victim’s identity has not been released.

The California Highway Patrol recovered vehicle parts tagged with identification numbers at the scene of the accident. There is also video evidence under review at this time.  

The accident remains under investigation.  

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

San Diego- 2-Year Old Toddler Boy Injured After He Was Accidentally Hit By Grandfather’s Truck

A 2-year old toddler boy sustained a broken pelvis and leg in San Diego on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, after he ran in front of his grandfather’s pickup truck while his grandfather was moving it at a Kearny Mesa condominium complex. The accident took place at 2:13 pm at the Esplanade at Spectrum Center. The little boy’s 66-year old grandfather was moving his gray 2019 Dodge 1500 Series pickup truck under the guidance of his son. The grandfather first backed the truck up, then moved it forward, without realizing that his little grandson had ran into the path of the pickup truck. The injuries the little boy sustained, though, were not considered life threatening.

If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident, you know how challenging it is to cope with the aftermath. You do not need to go through this on your own. The San Diego personal injury lawyers with the Jurewitz Law Group can help you fight for the financial compensation you need to get the best medical treatment available for your injury. Contact us at 619-717-8607 for a free consultation.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Murrieta, CA – 1 Dead, 4 Injured Including Child In Car Accident

A person died and four others were injured including a child in a car accident. The incident happened at 5:52 am, I-215. A bus rear-ended a Toyota Tundra which caused it to hit a Nissan Sentra. The Sentra then hit an F-250 and the Tundra Truck caught on fire. Consequently, the Tundra driver was declared dead at the scene. Also, a driver, two passengers, and a 5-year-old sustained injuries.

If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident, you know how challenging it is to cope with the aftermath. You do not need to go through this on your own. The San Diego personal injury lawyers with the Jurewitz Law Group can help you fight for the financial compensation you need to get the best medical treatment available for your injury. Contact us at 619-717-8607 for a free consultation.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Modesto, CA- 2-Year Old Boy Injured After He Was Hit By A Vehicle While Playing On The Street

A 2-year old boy was injured after he was hit by a car while playing on the street in Modesto, CA on Wednesday afternoon, October 16, 2019. The extent of the little boy’s injuries, though, was not known. The crash was reported to the California Highway Patrol at 4:27 pm on the 2100 block of Chrysler Drive, at Prescott Road. The driver who was driving his vehicle westbound when his vehicle struck the little boy on the street stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation of the accident.

If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident, you know how challenging it is to cope with the aftermath. You do not need to go through this on your own. The San Diego personal injury lawyers with the Jurewitz Law Group can help you fight for the financial compensation you need to get the best medical treatment available for your injury. Contact us at 619-717-8607 for a free consultation.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

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