Lakewood, CA – 5 Year Old Pedestrian Injured in Collision
Lakewood, CA (July 25, 2018) – A young girl suffered injuries in a Lakewood pedestrian crash Sunday evening. The crash took place along the 5800 block of Graywood Avenue, near South Street. A 5 year old girl named Arie Cramer was struck by a vehicle while in or near the street. Unfortunately, the driver fled the scene of the collision.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating this incident as a hit-and-run. Cramer suffered extensive injuries in the crash. First aid was rendered on scene before she was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, including a fractured skull, broken leg and bleeding on her brain. There is no word on her condition or whether the injuries are life-threatening.
Authorities continue to investigate the crash in an attempt to locate the responsible driver. There is no word on a description of the suspect vehicle. No further information is available at this time.
Los Angeles Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents are common in our state. According to the California Department of Public Health, there were over 95,000 pedestrian injury accidents between 2007 and 2013. Over 98 percent of these pedestrian accidents took place in urban areas.
The Los Angeles area is certainly no stranger to pedestrians. Many people choose to walk from place to place instead of dealing with heavy traffic in the city. When a pedestrian is involved in an accident, the results are often severe and catastrophic.
Drivers must be alert at all times for pedestrians. This means avoiding distractions such as texting while driving and following all traffic laws, especially in congested areas. Taking basic precautions while behind the wheel can help to avoid tragedy.
Pedestrians, meanwhile, are also expected to observe all laws. A pedestrian should exercise care for their own safety at all times. This means crossing the road only with a traffic signal, walking in marked areas such as crosswalks and paying close attention to traffic patterns.
Even when all safety precautions are followed, accidents still happen. If you have been injured in a Los Angeles pedestrian accident you need experienced counsel. At the Los Angeles Injury Group, our team of attorneys and paralegals have experience handling pedestrian accident cases all across Southern California.
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