Hayward, CA – 3-yr old Victim Identified in Pedestrian Crash on Shepherd Avenue
Hayward, California (November 1, 2018) – Authorities have identified the 3-year-old girl who was suddenly struck by a vehicle Monday afternoon in Hayward. The Alameda County coroner’s bureau identified the victim as Sophia Alvarenga Pena, of Hayward.
Police and firefighters responded to reports of a pedestrian accident that occurred around 3:55 pm in the 400 blocks of Shepherd Avenue at Manon Avenue. Paramedics arrived on scene and came across 3-year-old Pena lying in the roadway. The girl was rushed to the hospital to treat major injuries she sustained upon impact of the crash. Sadly, she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital. Officials confirmed, the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene of the accident and cooperated with investigators. The cause of the fatal accident will be established when investigators conclude their investigation.
Our hearts are broken to learn about the tragic outcome of this pedestrian accident that took the life of this beautiful child. We extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones and friends of Sophia Pena and hope that they will find comfort as they grieve this tremendous loss.
Pedestrian Accidents in California
Injuries that are sustained in a pedestrian versus automobile accident tend to be very severe. Police will work to determine what caused this fatal pedestrian accident to occur. The Governors Highway Safety Association estimates that 23% of traffic accident deaths in the state of California involve a pedestrian. This number is far higher than the national average. Pedestrian accidents are actually on the rise in California in recent years.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident that was the fault of the driver involved in the accident, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. You need to speak with an experienced pedestrian accident attorney to find out what your options are. Call the Los Angeles Injury Group today at 310-954-7248 to speak with an experienced lawyer and set up a no-cost consultation to discuss your accident and find out about your rights to compensation for your injuries.
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