Los Angeles, CA (May 22, 2022) – A toddler was killed after he was run over by a vehicle in a driveway in Los Angeles. The accident happened on Wednesday, May 18.
Reports concerning the wreck said that the boy was hit by a large, newer model SUV in the driveway of his house. The home is located in the 1800 block of Gentian Avenue.
Police said the boy was reportedly playing by some trash cans on the passenger side of the SUV in an apparent blind spot for the SUV’s driver just before he was hit. No one involved has been identified at this time.
Police also added that the boy could have possibly fallen into the path of the SUV. The accident is under investigation by Los Angeles police at this time.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
California Pedestrian Collisions
Approximately 650 car wrecks are reported per day in California. About 9% of those involved in these accidents lose their lives. This is equivalent to approximately 3,200 people who are killed in auto accidents every year in the Golden State.
Some of these accidents involve pedestrians. Over 14,000 pedestrians were hurt in California traffic accidents in 2019. Every year, approximately 850 people lose their lives in California pedestrian crashes.
Regardless of the type of accident you’re affected by, speaking with a personal injury lawyer is a smart move to see if you can get help with the financial aspect of the wreck. A traffic accident lawyer in Los Angeles will know how to determine who/what caused the collision. In the case that it was caused by driver negligence, a lawyer will pursue financial compensation for your injuries and damages. This can help you a great deal when you’re faced with all of the costs associated with the crash.
Alarmingly, the majority of the traffic accidents that happen in the United States are caused by driver negligence. Intoxication, speeding, distraction, and other types of negligence cause thousands, if not millions of accidents every year in the United States.
When you or a loved one gets hurt in a wreck caused by another driver’s negligence, you need to contact a lawyer as soon as you can. Compensation can help cover the cost of medical care, car repairs or replacement, pain & suffering, funeral costs, and more. You may have a hard time fully recovering from all of the injuries and losses you’ve had to endure, but working with a wrongful death lawyer could make things easier.
The pedestrian accident lawyers in Los Angeles at the Mines Law Firm have considerable experience helping families get financial compensation after they lose their loved ones in accidents. If your family is facing financial hardship due to the wrongful death of someone you love, our attorneys can help you recover.
When you’ve lost a loved one due to driver negligence, a wrongful death lawyer in Los Angeles may be able to hold the negligent party accountable for their actions in court. Contact our Los Angeles wrongful death lawyers at 1-888-700-0093. We can schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and available legal options.
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