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UPDATE: Robert Ferris Injured and Harley Ferris Killed In Car Accident In East Whittier By Santa Gertrudes Avenue and Leffingwell Road


Nov 6, 2018

Robert Ferris Accident – Harley Ferris Accident: Two-Year-Old Girl Killed And Her Father Was Critically Injured In Car Accident While Crossing The Street In East Whittier

 EAST WHITTIER, CALIFORNIA (November 5, 2018) A 32-year-old man identified as Robert Ferris was critically injured in a car accident that killed his two year old daughter Harley Ferris by Santa Gertrudes Avenue and Leffingwell Road.

East Whittier police are saying that the car accident took place around 5:30 p.m. as Robert Ferris and Harley Ferris were crossing the street. The victims were hit by a 2015 Lexus driven by a 39-year-old man from Whittier.  

The two victims were rushed to the University of California, Irvine in order to receive treatment. Harley Ferris died due to her injuries and her father Robert Ferris remains in critical condition.

Neither drugs nor alcohol are suspected be a factor in the crash. It remains unclear if charges will be filed.

What To Do After A Pedestrian Accident

It has been estimated that nearly 35,000 people are killed every year in car accidents in the United States. Millions more are seriously injured. It’s important that accident victims are proactive after an accident in order to help preserve their rights.

    • If possible, take pictures of the accident scene and of any injuries that you sustain. The more detailed you are the better.

    • Find any eyewitnesses that may have seen the accident and get their contact information.

    • Seek medical treatment and keep a record of your medical bills.

    • Contact an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.

A pedestrian accident can leave a victim with high medical bills and force them to miss work. A pedestrian accident attorney can take steps to make sure that victims receive proper medical care and are well taken care of.

Preserving Your Rights After A Pedestrian Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our condolences to the family of Harley Ferris as they are going through such a difficult time. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened for the sake of Harley Ferris and her father  Robert Ferris. In many circumstances, pedestrian accidents aren’t simply the fault of one driver. Defects in the roadway may also contribute to a crash. City officials should examine the accident location to determine if the road was in a dangerous condition.

If you or someone that you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys can take steps to protect your rights and make sure that you are getting the best medical care possible. We focus exclusively on personal injury law and have been helping families for over 40 years. Whether you just need a police report after an accident or you have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

 Sources:

  1. CBS LA. East Whittier Girl, 2, Killed While Crossing Street With Her Father. 2018.

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