An accident involving a pedestrian and a motor vehicle left the pedestrian,
a child, with injuries, according to a recent news report from
Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the accident, which
took place in front of Burnett Middle School at the intersection of North
Second Street and East Hedding Street. According to officials from the
school district, the child was crossing the road at the site of a former
crosswalk, which had been painted over and moved to the other end of the block.
The child was injured in the collision and had to be rushed to a local
hospital for treatment, but so far there has been no word on the child’s
condition or prognosis. No information has been released as to whether
the driver was injured, and officials are not yet stating what they believe
caused the accident.
Although pedestrian accidents can cause serious injuries to any person,
children are at a particular risk of injury for several reasons.
First, young children have difficulty judging speed and distance, so they
may not be able to accurately judge when it is safe to cross a road in
front of oncoming traffic. Second, since children are usually smaller
than adults, they can be difficult for motorists to see.
Pedestrian accidents can cause serious harm, especially to children. If
you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian crash, the skilled
San Jose pedestrian accident attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP
can help you understand and protect your legal rights. Call us today at
(800) 900-0863 for a free and confidential case evaluation.