It is very important for drivers to watch for pedestrians when on the road. Failing to do this could lead to a pedestrian accident. These accidents can result in pedestrians suffering severe or even fatal injuries. This can be seen in a recent California accident which tragically resulted in a young girl’s death.
The pedestrian accident occurred on February 9th in Ceres, California. That morning, several young girls were walking across a local intersection on their way to their junior high school. Then, a pickup truck allegedly ran a stop sign at the intersection and hit the group of children. The truck was reportedly being driven by a 45-year-old man.
One of the children, a 13-year-old girl, was killed as a result of this accident. Another young girl was seriously injured in the accident and had to undergo knee surgery.
Reportedly, police are still in the process of investigating the pedestrian accident and considering what charges to recommend in connection to it.
This case is a sad reminder of how important it is for motorists to drive carefully when around pedestrians. If a motor vehicle hits a pedestrian, the results could be devastating, as pedestrians have little in the way of protection.
Thus, motorists should make sure to always be aware of pedestrians and to obey all rules regarding giving pedestrians the right of way – keep in mind it may be a criminal offense if you don’t. It is particularly important for motorists to do this when driving in an area where there is a high likelihood of young pedestrians being present, like the area around a school. Contact Salpeter Gitkin to learn more about these cases.