9-year-old girl injured by hit-and-run motorcyclist in Fullerton
FULLERTON, CA (November 16, 2022) – Fullerton police today asked for the public’s help tracking down a hit-and-run motorcyclist who struck a 9-year-old girl.
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The girl was walking south in a crosswalk at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when a black motorcycle headed east on Valencia Drive from Brookhurst Road struck her near Eadington Avenue, police said.
The motorcyclist kept going east on Valencia, police said.
The girl was taken to an area hospital where she is expected to survive her injuries.
The motorcycle was described as a black “cruiser” type.
Anyone with helpful information for investigators was asked to call police at 714-738-6815. Orange County Crime Stoppers will accept anonymous tips at 855-TIP-OCCS, or on the organization’s website at occrimestoppers.org.
Our hearts go out to this young girl and hope she makes a speedy recovery, and we hope the motorcyclist is found and brought to justice.
Liability In Fullerton 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 the Fullerton Hit-And-Run Motorcyclist
We at Accident News Now extend our well wishes to the young girl who was injured in this collision, 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.
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