Shortly before 8 a.m. on Monday, May 6, a motorist struck and injured a mother and son in Glendale. The 43-year-old woman and her 6-year-old son were traversing a crosswalk at the intersection of Victory Boulevard and Western Avenue when the 52-year-old driver hit them. Emergency responders transported the pedestrians to an area hospital to receive treatment for the trauma they suffered. The motorist remained at the scene and is not suspected of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“Pedestrians who are injured in accidents caused by negligent motorists may file civil claims in order to obtain compensation for expenses associated with their recoveries,” explained California injury lawyer James Ballidis.
Traffic accidents claimed the lives of or caused injury to 100 pedestrians in Glendale in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current statistics. The OTS compares the accident data of cities with populations of a similar size, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings; 1st place is considered the worst. That year, Glendale ranked 3rd out of 53 cities for pedestrian safety.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the mother and son who were struck and injured.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Glendale accident.
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