Shortly before 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 30, a vehicle struck and injured a teenage pedestrian in Lake Arrowhead. While traveling south on Rhine Road in a 2010 Honda, 56-year-old Susan P. Barkdoll neglected to see the 14-year-old girl and her brother in the crosswalk at the intersection with Bernina Drive. Barkdoll entered the crosswalk, striking the girl with the left front of her vehicle. The teen was taken to an area hospital and then airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center.
“When a driver causes an accident that seriously harms a pedestrian, the driver may be legally obligated to compensate the pedestrian for the cost of his or her recovery,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
The California Highway Patrol’s accident data for 2010 indicates that traffic incidents claimed the lives of 33 pedestrians and injured another 409 in San Bernardino County. That year, pedestrians under the age of 15 accounted for 105 of those killed or injured in accidents in the county.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the teenage pedestrian who was struck and injured in Lake Arrowhead.
MountainNews.com originally reported this accident.
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