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Infant Fatally Injured After Car Drives Onto Sidewalk

Infant Fatally Injured After Car Drives Onto Sidewalk

Orange County, CA – A tragic incident occurred in Orange County on Sunday, resulting in the death of an 11-month-old child. According to California Highway Patrol, a driver lost control of his vehicle and hit a family of three who were walking on the sidewalk with their child in a stroller. The incident took place around 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, 2023, near Antonio Parkway and Oak Tree Lane in the Las Flores area.

Reports suggest that a 54-year-old San Clemente man was driving a 2017 Hyundai Sonata when he left the roadway and hit the family. The 34-year-old man, 31-year-old woman, and their infant, residents of Rancho Santa Margarita, were rushed to the hospital with severe injuries. Unfortunately, the child passed away due to its injuries and was pronounced dead at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. The 54-year-old driver, who was also hospitalized, has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, according to CHP officials.

Pedestrian Accidents 

Driving under the influence is one of the main causes of vehicle accidents in the United States. In this horrible accident, the injured pedestrians and their families should have their investigative team evaluate all aspects surrounding and leading up to the crash. This includes reviewing:

  • Driver accident history
  • Police accident report
  • Vehicle accident history
  • Any testing of driver for drugs and alcohol
  • Any history of driver with drugs and alcohol
  • Phone and texting records of the driver
  • Any video evidence of the crash
  • All eyewitness accounts of the accident
  • Inspection of the road conditions
  • Driving records

Pedestrian Accident Attorneys 

As one of America’s largest injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in pedestrian accidents get the best result possible. While handling several of these cases, attorneys at The Barnes Firm have found common causes of pedestrian accidents usually include one or more of the following: 

  • Fatigue  
  • Texting and driving  
  • Distracted driving   
  • Failure to yield right of way   
  • Speeding   
  • Aggressive driving   
  • Inexperienced driving   
  • Alcohol or drug involvement   

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact an experienced pedestrian accident attorney at The Barnes Firm. From the first phone conversation through to the final settlement, the team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm will work hard for you every step of the way.

Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.   

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