Escondido, CA – Two Students and Parent Hurt at Hidden Valley Middle School
Escondido, CA (August 18, 2018) – A shocking accident at a school in Escondido left two students and a parent hurt on Thursday. Authorities were called to Hidden Valley Middle School around 1:50 Thursday in reference to a pedestrian crash.
When police arrived, they discovered that an elderly man had crashed his vehicle into three people. The man, who apparently became confused, drove through a fence before hitting the students and the parent.
One student was airlifted to the hospital while another was transported by ambulance. The adult was transported to a different hospital. There is no word on the extent or severity of the injuries sustained.
Police are still looking into the crash. An update on the conditions of the injured victims is not available at this time.
Escondido Pedestrian Accident
We hope that the students and the adult hurt in this tragic crash are able to make a full recovery.
Each year, thousands of pedestrians are hurt following vehicle collisions. Some of the injuries will be serious and even fatal. After a pedestrian crash occurs, police first work to determine who is at fault. Following the investigation, there is a written report detailing the events leading to the crash.
In California, a pedestrian who is struck by a vehicle may have a legal claim for personal injury. In order to bring a claim, the pedestrian must establish that the driver was negligent in causing the crash. Some ways that drivers are typically negligent are:
- Failing to stop at crosswalks and stop lights
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Speeding through congested areas
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving
If a pedestrian is injured due to a negligent driver, the pedestrian can recover compensation for their injuries, including both physical costs like medical bills and psychological costs like pain and suffering. In this crash, it is still too early to determine why the drive drove through the fence. However, it seems safe to assume that the driver was negligent in causing the accident.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a Los Angeles area pedestrian accident, you need an experienced pedestrian accident attorney by your side. At the Los Angeles Injury Group, our team of attorneys can help you get the compensation to which you are entitled.
For a free consultation, call us today at 310-954-7248.