7-Year-Old Child Hospitalized after Merced Pedestrian Crash near 6th Avenue and East South Bear Creek Drive
Merced, California (February 4, 2020) – Authorities are investigating a pedestrian crash that left a 7-year-old boy with injuries on Monday evening in Merced.
The police responded to the crash at about 7:18 p.m., February 3, near 6th Avenue and East South Bear Creek Drive
The boy was struck at the intersection by a vehicle. It was not immediately known what caused the crash.
Responding emergency crews confirmed that the boy was conscious when they arrived. The patient was taken to the hospital after a complaint of pain to the stomach and head.
Authorities said that the involved driver did not flee but remained at the crash site and cooperated with officials.
An investigation is ongoing.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney. Arin noted that pedestrians, in most instances, have the right-of-way when crossing a street or an intersection. According to Arin, to properly investigate a pedestrian crash and prove negligence, enough resources are required. “A skilled attorney has the resources and will help investigate the accident to determine the party at fault,” Arin said.