8-year-old Pacifica boy injured in hit-and-run accident
PACIFICA, CA (May 26, 2022) – An 8-year-old boy was chasing a ball into the street when he was struck and injured by a car according to Mercury News. Police are asking the public’s help in locating the suspect.
The incident occurred around 4:25 p.m. on May 19 at the 600 block of Manor Drive. The boy was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries and later released, says the Pacifica Police Department.
Witnesses say that the suspect was driving a silver-colored Honda Accord and was traveling westbound on Manor Drive.
Police are asking the witnesses who stopped to help the boy to offer any additional information they might have regarding this accident.
Liability In Pacifica 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 Pacifica Pedestrian Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our well wishes to the young boy who was injured in this case and hope for a speedy recovery. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a pedestrian accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need assistance after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 395-7234.