Richmond, CA – Update: Sylvia Welch Identified as Hit-and-Run Driver in Pedestrian Crash at Cutting Boulevard and S 17th Street
Richmond, CA – (November 29, 2018) – Sylvia Welch has been identified as the hit-and-run driver who killed a one-year-old boy in Richmond. The accident occurred at an unspecified time Sunday, November 25th.
According to local authorities, 31-year-old Slyvia Welch has been identified as the driver responsible for fatally injuring a 1-year-old boy and leaving him to suffer in the street while she fled the scene. Per the initial report, Welch was heading eastbound on Cutting Boulevard when she failed to slow her speed and struck a toddler. The boy suffered life-threatening injuries and was rushed to the hospital for treatment. Sadly, the boy died of his injuries. Police located Welch and arrested her a few miles away from the deadly crash site. She is facing charges of DUI and vehicular manslaughter. Police are still trying to establish the events that led up to the accident.
As of now, this accident is under investigation.
Or most heartfelt prayers are with the loved ones of the deceased child. We feel this loss profoundly and cannot begin to understand the shock and overwhelming sadness they must feel as they grieve the loss of their baby. We wish them comfort and strength as they begin to grieve the time.
Pedestrian Accidents in California
California traffic laws require drivers to slow their speeds and yield to pedestrians sharing the roadway whether they are in marked or an unmarked crossing zone. In this case, the driver was intoxicated and did not react in time to avoid the toddler in the roadway. Driving while intoxicated is not only dangerous but it also can carry some serious criminal charges. In this case, the driver has been charged with DUI and vehicular manslaughter. Once the investigation has concluded, the family of the deceased victim may be legally entitled to file a claim against the intoxicated driver.
If someone you love has been fatally injured in a traffic accident due to the negligence or recklessness of another driver, it is really important that you contact a wrongful death attorney to stand up and fight for your loved one’s justice. At the Brady Law Group. We have a team of experienced and compassionate attorneys that won’t rest until you are fairly compensated for your losses. Call us today at (866) 211-2562 to speak with an attorney about your claim.
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