11-Year-Old Elijah Holland Killed in Antioch Pedestrian Accident on Lone Tree Way Near Deer Valley Road
Antioch, California (March 2, 2020) – The name of an11-year-old Antioch boy who died following a pedestrian collision last week on Thursday evening in Antioch has been released by the Contra Costa County coroner’s office.
Elijah Holland was hit by a vehicle while he was attempting to cross Lone Tree Way near Deer Valley Road outside of a crosswalk at around 6:45 p.m. on February 27.
The Antioch Police Department said unidentified passenger in the involved vehicle was hospitalized with minor injuries after the wreck.
Meanwhile, the involved motorist remained at the crash site after hitting Holland.
Police did not believe drugs or alcohol were factors in the accident. The investigation is underway.
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