Corona, CA (August 23, 2023) A 6-year-old boy was hit by a vehicle and sustained fatal injuries. Authorities said the circumstances surrounding the accident were unclear. The Corona Police Department said that accident occurred around 7:55 a.m. on Tuesday.
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It happened just north of Golden Harvest Drive, on Sallie Jeffreys Way, according to the Corona Police Department. The boy, identified as 6-year-old Duner Larson of Corona, was hit while on a residential street. Authorities said there are less than a half-dozen homes on the street.
The driver of the vehicle stopped and waited for the police to arrive. Duner survived the crash and was transported to Corona Regional Medical Center. Sadly, he died less than an hour later.
Authorities questioned the driver, but did not arrest him.
Liability In Corona Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “An estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017. Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash.” There are a number of factors that could lead to a pedestrian collision including:
- Drunk driving
- Driver distraction
- Inclement weather
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Corona Pedestrian Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of Duner Larsen. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.
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