Fallbrook, CA – Local News Identifies Young Girl Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Heald Lane near Fallbrook Community Center
Fallbrook, CA (August 6, 2018) – A local news source recently released updated information about the young girl who died as the result of a collision that took place along Heald Lane near Fallbrook Street, in the vicinity of the Fallbrook Community Center. The incident happened at approximately 6:30 PM in the evening on Friday, August 3, 2018. As of today, authorities have identified the child as 8-year old Fallbrook resident Christina Garcia. As of now, no detailed information about the 58-year old Fallbrook woman responsible for the accident or the girl’s aunt and grandmother, who accompanied her on a walk, has been released.
As the police originally reported, Garcia, her aunt, and her grandmother had been walking along a sidewalk on Heald Lane at the same time the 58-year old woman was driving a Toyota Rav4 SUV along the same route. At some point, the female motorist did not see the approaching pedestrians and tried to make a right turn into a parking lot. As a result, the vehicle slammed into Garcia.
Sometime later, rescue teams rushed the juvenile victim to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, where she sadly succumbed to her injuries and died.
Police confirmed the driver of the Toyota spoke with authorities after the crash.
Currently, investigators are looking into the circumstances leading to this unfortunate incident.
We extend our most heartfelt prayers and deepest condolences to the family and friends of Christina Garcia and wish them strength and peace of mind during this difficult, tragic time.
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By law, motorists are obliged to decrease the speed of their vehicles and provide the right of way to pedestrians along all areas of the roadway. Based on the case, the Toyota driver failed to notice the girl and two women, who had been walking along the sidewalk prior to the crash. In this sense, it appears the driver could be held fully responsible for causing the crash that led to the death of a juvenile.
Depending on the final results of the investigation, the members of Garcia’s family may have the choice to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit to receive compensation for the tragic loss of a loved one, funeral expenses, and additional, unfortunate circumstances.
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.
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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.