Antelope, CA (September 20, 2023) A teen boy was killed on Tuesday night after he was struck by a vehicle in Antelope, California, according to the California Highway Patrol. The accident occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Don Julio Boulevard.
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Nathan Gebreamlak, age 14, was riding a scooter on the sidewalk of Don Julio Boulevard in Antelope. The California Highway Patrol said that the teenager left the sidewalk and entered the road directly in front of a 2014 Range Rover, for reasons unknown. The Range Rover was headed through the intersection of Don Julio Boulevard and Poker Lane when it struck the boy.
Authorities said that emergency crews were called and Gebreamlak was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. He died sometime later at the hospital from injuries he sustained in the collision.
The California Highway Patrol does not believe drugs and alcohol were a factor in this accident.
Liability In Antelope 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:
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 factors of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Pedestrian Accident In Antelope
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of Nathan Gebreamlak. 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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