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Oxnard, CA (September 30, 2019) – An 8-year-old child was killed in a pedestrian accident that also injured one other child and an adult female on Monday morning, September 30th, in Oxnard. The incident occurred at Cooper Road and Anita Avenue, just outside of Ramona Elementary School at around 7:40 a.m.
The three victims were heading to the school when they were struck by a van while walking in the crosswalk. Witnesses rushed over to assist the victims and found the 8-year-old child unresponsive. Emergency crews rushed to the scene where they pronounced the child deceased.
A 9-year-old girl and her mother who were also hit by the van suffered serious injuries but are expected to survive. The driver, identified only as a 17-year-old girl, remained at the scene and cooperated with police. The accident is under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of their full recoveries.
Due to the extreme vulnerability of the victim at the time of impact, pedestrians are at a higher risk of suffering serious or even fatal injuries during an accident with a motor vehicle. In fact, pedestrian accidents in California have been reported to make up 11 percent of all California motor vehicle accident deaths.
Unfortunately, fatal accidents can occur at any time, subsequently leaving loved ones with not only the pain and suffering of losing a family member but extremely high expenses as well. While it may be difficult, it is important for both victims or a bereaved family to understand that they likely have significant rights at this time.
At The May Firm, our accident attorneys are committed to holding negligent and blatantly criminal drivers accountable for the devastation they cause. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident because of a reckless, criminal, or otherwise negligent driver, please don’t hesitate to leave us a message or call (844) 629-3476 for a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys today.
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Disclaimer: Our firm is providing this post for general information and to help the public avoid similar situations, but also prepare them should they find themselves a victim. We strive to honor those who have been victims of accidents in the state of California. Victims should seek assistance from legal or medical professionals and not view this post as any type of legal or medical advice. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.
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