10-Year-Old Boy Injured In Fresno Hit-And-Run Car Accident By Champlain Drive And Fort Washington Road
FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (June 9, 2019) – A student at Valley Oak Elementary School was injured in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident near the intersection of Champlain Drive and Fort Washington Road.
Fresno police are saying that the 10-year-old boy was walking to Valley Oak Elementary School when he was struck. According to police, the 10-year-old child was in the crosswalk when he was struck.
The driver allegedly ran a red light after making a hard right turn before hitting the child. Paramedics transported the Valley Oak Elementary School student to the hospital with injuries.
Police are still looking for the driver that hit the victim.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
Drivers have a legal responsibility to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner and yield the right of way to pedestrians in crosswalks. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.” Any person that is injured due to the negligence of another driver may be able to recover damages through a bodily injury claim.
Getting Help After A Pedestrian Accident
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