Tragedy struck when an 11-year-old girl passed away after being hit by a car in Fairfield, California on March 23, 2023.
The accident occurred on East Tabor Avenue, close to Grange Middle School, in the early morning hours. The victim was walking in the area when the collision happened.
The incident is particularly distressing since the driver was under the influence of alcohol when he struck the young victim. The driver, whose identity is yet to be released, faces charges of DUI and vehicular manslaughter.
According to KRON4 News, the pedestrian accident victim was taken to a hospital and remained in critical condition until her untimely death days later. The news of the accident has left the community in shock, especially since it happened so close to a school. Such incidents are gut-wrenching for families and communities, and no words can convey the sorrow that those close to the victim must be feeling.
Pedestrian accidents can happen to anyone, but the intensity of the situation is magnified when the victim is a child.
Avian Law Group knows that such accidents can cause lifelong trauma to families and friends of the victim. Apart from pain and suffering, families of the victim may face significant economic losses related to medical bills, funeral costs, and a lifetime of lost income.
That is why it is important to seek legal counsel from experienced personal injury attorneys in cases of wrongful death due to pedestrian accidents. The real tragedy of this accident is that it was entirely avoidable. Had the driver not chosen to get behind the wheel while under the influence, the victim would still be alive today.
It is important to remember that drinking and driving is not only illegal but also irresponsible and dangerous. At Avian Law Group, we are deeply saddened by the loss of the young pedestrian in Fairfield, and our thoughts and condolences are with the family in this difficult time.
We hope that this tragic incident serves as a reminder to all of us to be responsible when behind the wheel and to never drink and drive.