Heitor Carreiro Killed in Richmond Pedestrian Accident on Coalinga Avenue
Richmond, California (February 12, 2020) – 4-year-old Heitor Carreiro died after being hit by a car in Richmond, Contra Costa, that happened at about 5 p.m. February 7.
Carreiro was standing with his father, who was unloading groceries near their home in the 2200 block of Coalinga Avenue, when he was hit by an SUV driven by 26-year-old Terrell O. Richardson.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Carreiro sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
Sadly, the boy died while undergoing treatment.
Richardson initially fled the scene after the pedestrian accident but later turned himself at the Richmond Police Department.
As per the CHP report, Mr. Richardson faces multiple felony charges.
The authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.
Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accident victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by the tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”
While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice, in this case, helps bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”
Mr. Khodaverdian is personally available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.