Angela Nguyen Accident: 3-Year-Old Angela Nguyen Died In Accident In Antioch Parking Lot By Somersville Towne Center Mall
ANTIOCH, CALIFORNIA (December 6, 2017) A 3-year-old girl identified as Angela Nguyen has tragically died in a car accident after she was hit in the Sears parking lot at Somersville Towne Center Mall.
Antioch police rushed to the scene of the Sears parking lot in order to help the girl. Angela Nguyen was rushed to the hospital after 7:30 p.m. Tragically, she was later pronounced dead due to her injuries.
The driver remained at the Somersville Towne Center mall parking lot as the investigation continued. Neither drugs nor alcohol appear to have been factors in the crash.
Liability In Parking Lot Accidents
Parking lots are the source of thousands of accidents every year in the United States. Many people are injured and many more are killed. For the most part, parking lot accidents occur due to the negligence of drivers. Far too often drivers speed or are distracted by their cell phones. Back up accidents are incredibly common as well. Drivers won’t pay attention to what’s behind them. This is especially problematic for small children who often go unseen by drivers as they back up.
A number of these accidents could easily be prevented with cars that have backup cameras. Thankfully, these cameras will become mandatory for new vehicles produced in 2018. In addition to driver negligence, there may also be negligence on the part of property owner if an accident was caused by a dangerous condition. Malls have a legal responsibility to make sure that their parking lots are well maintained and not likely to cause accidents.
When a parking lot lacks adequate signage, lighting or other safety features this could create a dangerous condition that leads to accidents. For example, a number of accidents take place right outside of storefronts. Stop signs are an effective measure to get vehicles to slow down by busy pedestrian areas. But far too often these signs are missing. A car accident attorney can investigate the specific facts of your case and let you know what your rights are.
Getting A Police Report After A Parking Lot Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our condolences to the family of Angela Nguyen as they are going through such a difficult time. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened so that similar accidents can be prevented. It’s so important that drivers exercise caution when navigating through parking lots.
If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed in a car accident at the Somersville Towne Center Mall parking lot you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here for you. We fight hard to hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions and to get justice for our clients. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney we are here for you. You can reach us anytime by calling (888) 888-9285.
NBC. 3-Year-Old Run Over, Killed in Antioch Mall Parking Lot. December 12, 2018