Police in California are in the process of investigating an auto-pedestrian accident that left two teenagers with injuries. This incident occurred in Chula Vista on Monday, Aug. 23. Any pedestrian hit by a car may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses if driver negligence contributed to the collision.
According to reports, the teenagers were crossing the road at the intersection of Park Way and Fourth Avenue when they were hit by a car. One teenager suffered critical injuries, and the other was hurt but left in stable condition. Emergency responders transported both victims to an area hospital for treatment. Their current conditions are unknown.
The driver responsible
The driver responsible for this event is said to be a man in his 60s. His name was not released to the public; neither was a description of his vehicle. He is said to have stayed at the scene of the crash and is cooperating with the police as they investigate this matter.
Following auto-pedestrian accidents, victims and their loved ones may experience a number of losses that are both economic and noneconomic in nature. A few examples include the cost of current and future medical care, physical and emotional pain and suffering, and lost wages — among numerous others. Thankfully, some losses the state of California deems recoverable. In this case, the parents or guardians of the injured teens may seek compensation for the losses both they and their children have suffered by filing personal injury claims in a California civil court. With the assistance of legal counsel, they can pursue relief through out-of-court negotiations or, if needed, litigation.