5 Rules to Prevent Child Pedestrian Accidents
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An 11-year-old girl was hurt in a pedestrian accident in front of Mesa Linda Middle School in Victorville Monday afternoon. According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the child was struck at the intersection of Mesa Linda Avenue and La Mesa Road at 1:55 p.m.

When deputies arrived, the child was injured but breathing. She was airlifted to a trauma center for unspecified injuries. The driver remained at the scene after the collision and cooperated with authorities. The details of the incident are still under investigation.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 51,000 children are injured in pedestrian accidents, and 5,300 of them have to be hospitalized for their injuries. Help keep your kids safe on the roads by following these 5 rules:

  1. Pay attention to your surroundings. Don’t get distracted and take your eyes off the road. It only takes a few seconds for a child to run out in front of you.
  2. Be especially cautious in school zones and neighborhoods where there are likely to be children on foot.
  3. Don’t expect children to follow traffic laws. When you see kids walking, always be prepared to stop quickly.
  4. Always follow the speed limit, and slow down even more if there are children in the road.
  5. Always double-check before backing out of a driveway or parking space.

“We’re praying for this little girl’s recovery. Please remember to be cautious while driving near schools and neighborhoods as we approach back to school time,” 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 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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