Davenport Car Accident: Hong Kong Boy Injured In Davenport Car Accident On Highway 1 South of Ocean Street In Santa Cruz County
DAVENPORT, CALIFORNIA (August 11, 2019) – A 7-year-old boy from Hong Kong was injured in a car accident on Highway 1 not far from Ocean Street.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the car accident took place around 6:00 p.m. The reasons for the pedestrian accident remain under investigation.
The child was transported to the Stanford Medical Center through an air ambulance. The 25-year-old driver that hit the victim remained at the scene.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
According to the Centers For Disease Control, “Almost half (48%) of crashes that resulted in pedestrian deaths involved alcohol for the driver or the pedestrian. One in every three (33%) of fatal pedestrian crashes involved a pedestrian with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of at least 0.08 grams per deciliter (g/dL) and 13% involved a driver with a BAC of at least 0.08 g/dL.” Many other accidents are caused by speeding drivers or drivers that are distracted.
Drivers are supposed to take measures to avoid hitting pedestrians even if they are outside of legally marked crosswalks. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “The driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of the vehicle or take any other action relating to the operation of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian.”
The family of any victim who was injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help with lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
If you or someone that you care about has been injured in a car accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get all of the financial and medical support that they deserve. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.