Durham, CA – Two Children Injured after Suspected Hit-and-Run Accident along Midway near Campbell Street
Durham, CA (August 2, 2018) – The California Highway Patrol reported that two children sustained injuries as the result of a pedestrian accident and suspected hit-and-run incident that took place along Midway, in the vicinity of Campbell Street. The collision occurred a little before 9:00 PM at night on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. At this time, no detailed information concerning the identities of the people involved in the crash has been revealed.
Based on initial CHP reports, two siblings, a 7-year old girl and an 11-year old boy, were walking down Midway at the same time an SUV was heading north on the same route. Without warning, the vehicle lurched off the main road and plowed into the two children. Sources confirm the driver did not remain at the crash site and fled the area. Shortly after, motorists on Midway left their vehicles to help the victims.
Later, medical personnel transported the children to a nearby hospital for treatment. Reports confirmed the girl had suffered a break to her leg, while her brother’s injuries were less severe.
The CHP is currently conducting a search for the hit-and-run suspect. Authorities have described the vehicle as a dark-colored SUV that could possibly be a Chevy Tahoe, dark in color, which sustained damage to its front end.
We extend our most heartfelt prayers and most loving thoughts to the two children injured in the accident and wish them swift and efficient recoveries.
Pedestrian Accident and Hit-and-Run in Durham
California State Law obliges drivers to decrease the speed of their vehicles and yield to pedestrians walking in marked and unmarked sections of the roadway. Based on this information, officials have not confirmed if the children had been walking in a marked or unmarked area at the time of the crash.
Furthermore, state laws require motorists involved in an accident to remain at the crash site and cooperate with authorities. As indicated here, the unidentified driver did not stop to render aid to the two children and, instead, fled the scene. Hit-and-run incidences should never be taking lightly, as fleeing the scene of an accident is considered a criminal, cowardly act that can result in severe punishment. In that light, it appears that the driver will be held accountable for causing the crash and inflicting injuries on two juveniles.
Once the case is resolved, the children’s family members may have the option to pursue a personal injury lawsuit and receive compensation for the children’s medical bills and painful injuries.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.
If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.