10-Year-Old Girl Injured In Coalinga Car Accident By The Intersection of Elm Avenue and Fifth Street
COALINGA, CALIFORNIA (September 15, 2019) – A 10-year-old girl was critically injured in a car accident not far from the intersection of Elm Avenue and Fifth Street.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 4:00 p.m. Police are saying that the 10-year-old girl was crossing the street when she was hit.
The driver initially stopped, but accelerated into the girl while she was still in the road. An investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
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