A Pedestrian Accident in El Dorado County Left Five Children Injured
El Dorado County, CA (May 31, 2023) –A pedestrian accident in El Dorado County resulted in five injured kids. According to ABC10, the crash occurred around 10:40.m. on Wednesday.
Four children were airlifted and another was transported via ground ambulance after a pedestrian accident in El Dorado County.
The California Highway Patrol reported a pedestrian accident involving an appliance van at the Pony Express Trail near Willow Street.
According to authorities, the van struck the five children at a crosswalk.
All five kids incurred injuries from the crash.
The children were students of a nearby school, Pine Top Montessori. The school will temporarily be closed until the end of the week.
According to the police officers, there are no stop signs or speed bumps to reduce the speed of vehicles in the area.
Moreover, an eyewitness, Dave Skaggs, said the driver didn’t hit his brakes to avoid striking the kids.
Skaggs mentioned, “The guy didn’t even push his brakes. He just plowed into whoever was in the crosswalk.”
Another witness, Burger Barn. Owner Denise Davidson said, “He just drove right into the children as they were crossing in the crosswalk. The guy, I have to say, he jumped out of the car right away, and he went over, standing there in the road next to a child that wasn’t moving. And the man went to that child to check on, and he didn’t leave his car, he didn’t put it in park, and the car rolled backward, back over, I believe, the leg of the child.”
Moreover, CHP identified the van driver as 21-year-old Jacob Glen Rose of Placerville.
No indication of drugs or alcohol being a factor in this pedestrian accident in El Dorado County.
J&M Tip: Exercise caution and adhere to traffic rules to prevent accidents or collisions with children on crosswalks. California, recently legalized jaywalking. So when involved in a pedestrian accident in California, you will likely be held responsible for the damages.
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More About Pedestrian Accident Liability
Pedestrians usually get major injuries in pedestrian accidents. Sometimes, they can even cause death. When it comes to liability, it can fall on the pedestrian or driver based on various factors of the accident. Proving liability can become vague or obvious. The process generally involves finding out who acted carelessly, causing the accident. Any Los Angeles personal injury or accident lawyer will tell you that you need to show the following to prove negligence and liability:
- legal responsibility or “duty of care”
- violated or breached the duty of care
- the violation caused the accident
- the violation resulted in injuries or damages
In some cases, the driver might’ve sped down the road, hitting the pedestrian. This can put fault on the driver. Meanwhile, pedestrians can get hit by a car because they acted against traffic signals, such as jaywalking. In these instances, the pedestrian can become at fault. Other factors, such as lack of road markings and ample lighting, can also lead to pedestrian accidents. In these cases, a pedestrian accident lawyer can help look at all angles to determine liability. Learn more about pedestrian accident lawyers in California here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury Claims in El Dorado County
In this case, the family members of the victims in this pedestrian accident in El Dorado County can have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. These results can point out any acts of negligence by a person or business which might have contributed to the accident.
Indeed, no amount of money can make up for the injuries or death left by an accident caused by someone else. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind, so you can fully heal and recover.
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Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Nevertheless, we sympathize with the victims and their family members.
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