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SAN DIEGO, CA – A three-year-old child was riding a scooter without a helmet when he was struck by a car on a neighborhood street in Alpine on Friday.
According to the Times of San Diego, the three-year-old boy rode his scooter out of a private driveway on River Dance Count at 9 a.m. The small child crashed into the front passenger side of the 2010 Mazda 3.
The child suffered moderately severe trauma and was airlifted from the scene to a children’s hospital.
The 54-year-old El Cajon driver will most likely not face charges in connection with 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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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.
A 4-year-old girl suffered a bruise on her head in a San Diego County two-car crash that took place on January 15, 2012, around 11 a.m. on Camino Del Rio North near Fashion Valley Mall. According to San Diego police Officer Jane Jacobsen, both the vehicles involved in this serious wreck sustained heavy front-end damage and airbags in both were deployed.
The young girl was immediately transported to Rady Children’s Hospital as a precaution. From the present facts, it is unclear as to how this traffic collision occurred. Did one of the motorists ignore a red signal? Was one of the drivers distracted or speeding? Read the rest »
A 4-year-old girl suffered serious injuries in a suspected DUI car wreck that occurred on August 27‚ 2011‚ around 7:15 a.m. along Fairmont Avenue in Talmadge. According to San Diego police Officer Frank Cali‚ the car driver struck a curb while merging onto Fairmont Avenue from Aldine Drive in Kensington. The SUV contained the driver‚ a 23-year-old passenger‚ and two children‚ ages 4 and 2.
The motorist overcorrected his Ford Explorer‚ causing it to roll several times. The impact of the collision was so strong that the 4-year-old girl‚ who was only restrained by a seatbelt‚ was thrown out of the car. The young girl suffered serious lacerations and was immediately transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Read the rest »
Six-year-old Neve Walker was struck in a San Diego boat collision that occurred on August 6‚ 2011‚ around 3:30 p.m. near Fiesta Island. According to the girl’s father‚ the child was riding on an inner tube along with her 10-year-old brother when a motorboat came from behind and veered into their path.
The little girl was knocked off the inner tube and ran over by the boat. She was taken to Rady Children’s Hospital for treatment‚ where she was diagnosed with fractured ribs‚ a partially collapsed lung and bruises‚ and cuts over her body. Read the rest »
Three people suffered minor to major injuries in a two-vehicle head-on collision that occurred on August 5‚ 2011‚ around 10:45 a.m. at Kitching Street just south of Brodiaea Avenue in Moreno Valley. According to Moreno Valley police‚ a black Mercury Cougar lost control and collided with a Dodge Caravan carrying two women and three children.
The black Cougar was traveling south on Kitching Street when it moved into the No. 1 lane. The driver lost control and swerved into the No. 1 northbound lane. The Mercury collided head-on with the oncoming a Dodge. The mercury driver‚ who was alone in the car‚ suffered minor injuries and was immediately transported to Riverside Community Hospital for treatment. Two women and three kids travelling in the Dodge also suffered minor to moderate injuries and were immediately transported to Riverside County Regional Medical Center for treatment. Read the rest »
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. Read the rest »
A 10-year-old boy was struck and pinned under a car in El Cajon on June 4‚ 2011‚ around 7:30 a.m. According to the California Highway Patrol Officers‚ the boy was struck on East Main Street at Madison Avenue.
Paramedics responding to the accident immediately took the injured child to Rady Children’s Hospital for treatment. From the available information‚ the extent of the child’s injuries is unknown.
The cause of this pedestrian collision is unknown. If the driver is determined to have been driving inattentively‚ then he may be held liable for the injuries suffered and financially responsible for the treatment of the same. The young boy’s family should consult with an qualified El Cajon injury lawyer, who will make sure that the negligent party is held liable for the accident‚ as well as get the compensation to cover hospital and treatment expenses‚ loss of anticipated earnings‚ and other accident-related expenses. Read the rest »
Six people were hospitalized in a drunk driving car accident in Tierrasanta on May 18‚ 2011‚ around 8 p.m. According to San Diego Police‚ an 18-year-old Serra High School senior Joseph Walsh was driving a Volkswagen Jetta when he crashed head-on into an SUV on Rueda Road near Tierrasanta Boulevard. The SUV’s 35-year-old male driver‚ his 33-year-old wife and a 4-year-old child were seriously injured and transported to a hospital.
Police told reporters that the Volkswagen rolled over four times‚ injuring Walsh and his two female passengers in Walsh’s car. 18-year-old Sara Martin suffered a critical skull fracture. Police said that it is suspected that Walsh was driving under the influence of alcohol when this accident occurred. The fact that several beer cans were found near Walsh’s car‚ leads to this suspicion. Read the rest »
Martin Mendoza‚ 38‚ from Dulzara‚ and four children suffered injuries when their Chrysler minivan crashed into a fire hydrant in Jamul in east San Diego County. The impact of the collision was so strong that it ripped a hole in the fire hydrant and created a huge geyser along the road.
This car accident occurred in the 1400 block of Campo Road on September 22‚ 2010‚ around 3:00 p.m. Two of the injured victims were Mendoza’s children and the other two were his niece and nephew. According to California Highway Patrol officer Brian Pennings‚ the injured children were transported to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego for treatment. Read the rest »
A driver believed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol drove into a La Jolla restaurant on the evening of August 15‚ 2010‚ seriously injured four people as a result of this San Diego drunk driving car accident.
According to police‚ three children and an adult were severely hurt when the car jumped the curb and crashed into Cass Street Cafe and Bakery on the 5500 block of La Jolla Boulevard in Downtown La Jolla. The auto accident happened at about 7 p.m. Traffic was diverted around Forward Street and La Jolla Boulevard. The intoxicated driver was uninjured and was arrested at the scene. Read the rest »