A harmless game of toy swords turned into a terrible accident when an 11-year-old boy was hit by a vehicle on Catalina Boulevard in the Point Loma area on Saturday evening, May 13. The boy suffered multiple injuries and was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital.
The incident is a stark reminder of the dangers that pedestrians, especially children, face on our roads every day. It is important that drivers remain vigilant, especially in residential areas, where children are out playing.
According to reports, the boy was playing with a friend when the incident happened. The driver of the vehicle, whose identity has not been revealed, remained at the scene and cooperated with the authorities. The San Diego Police Department is investigating the case to determine the cause of the accident.
Pedestrian accidents are a serious concern in California. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, over 14,000 pedestrians were killed or injured in traffic accidents in 2019. Children, who may not be fully aware of their surroundings, are particularly vulnerable.
At Avian Law Group, we understand the emotional and physical trauma that pedestrian accident victims and their families may experience. Our experienced personal injury attorneys are trained to handle such cases with compassion and sensitivity, while also aggressively fighting for the compensation that victims deserve.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. We offer a free consultation to discuss your legal options and guide you through the process. We also work on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not charge any fees unless we win your case.
In conclusion, we would like to remind drivers to remain vigilant on our roads, especially in areas where children may be present. Together, we can make our streets safer for everyone.