At around 10:00 a.m. yesterday morning, Eric Christopher Woodward, the driver of a Ford Crown Victoria, suffered a seizure while traveling on East McFadden Avenue in Santa Ana. His vehicle swerved onto the sidewalk and struck a mother and her 4-year-old child, the impact throwing them 20 feet, explains an Orange County pedestrian accident attorney. While the mother sustained moderate injuries, the child was critically injured. Paramedics took them to a nearby hospital. Due to his medical condition, Woodward does not possess a driver’s license.
A total of 4,378 pedestrians were killed and 69,000 injured in traffic accidents in 2008, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Adults aged 65 and older and children between the ages of 5 and 9 years suffered the highest risk of being involved in a fatal or injury collision, with adults (65+) accounting for 18% of fatalities and 10% of injuries and children (5-9 years) accounting for 20% of fatalities that year.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the mother and child injured in yesterday’s accident in Santa Ana a full recovery.
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