Student Struck in Crosswalk in Pedestrian Accident
Student Struck in Crosswalk in Pedestrian Accident

A 14-year-old student was injured in a pedestrian accident while she was walking through a crosswalk near La Sierra High School in Riverside. The crash happened around 7 a.m. at La Sierra Avenue and Cochran Avenue. According to a witness, two students helped get the victim out of the street.

An ambulance then arrived and took her to Loma Linda University Medical Center for pelvic and internal injuries. She was in critical condition when she was admitted but has since progressed to stable condition.

The driver apparently stopped briefly, then left the scene. Police later pulled her over and detained her. It is still unclear exactly what happened—specifically whether the driver was trying to beat a red light or if she was just making a normal lefthand turn. Police are also unsure whether the victim was legally crossing the street. The pedestrian accident remains under investigation.

“With school back in session, drivers need to be especially cautious in and around school zones. Always be on the lookout for children crossing the street,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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