[09-19-2023] Madera County, CA – 8-Year-Old Pedestrian Boy Hospitalized Following Vehicle Collision on Ellis Street

Published September 19, 2023

[09-19-2023] 8-Year-Old Pedestrian Boy Hospitalized Following Vehicle Collision on Ellis StreetAn 8-year-old pedestrian boy was hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle in Madera on Tuesday morning, September 19, 2023.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident occurred on Ellis Street and Owens Street at approximately 7:20 a.m.

CHP officers reported that the boy was struck by a Honda driven by a 26-year-old man while walking to school with his older brother. Despite a crossing guard guiding the children across the street, the driver did not see the guard or the boys.

The 8-year-old sustained major injuries and was transported to Valley Children’s Hospital for treatment. His older brother was not harmed in the collision. Officials said the driver of the Honda stayed at the scene.

It is unclear whether drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash, pending the investigation results.

Dedicated Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Madera County

In California, the law protects pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and passengers equally. You are entitled to compensation if a negligent driver injures you or kills a loved one.

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9 Steps to Take Immediately After A Pedestrian Accident in California

It is tough to think clearly after being hit by a vehicle, let alone if you were injured. But what you say and do at the crash scene can significantly affect the outcome of a subsequent claim you file against the at-fault party. These tips may help you avoid doing something that could reduce the value of your personal injury claim:

  1. Call the police as soon as the accident occurs and ensure an officer creates an accident report.
  2. Take photos of your injuries, the accident scene, property damage, the weather conditions, the road conditions, and the vehicle that hit you.
  3. Take pictures of the at-fault driver’s license, insurance card, and license plate.
  4. Get the names and contact information of all eyewitnesses or anyone who may have seen anything.
  5. See a doctor or other healthcare professional immediately and tell them about every affected part of your body.
  6. Keep a journal about your injuries and the recovery process, detailing how you feel, the treatment you receive, and what costs you pay.
  7. Wait to speak to the insurance adjuster or accept a settlement offer until you talk to an experienced lawyer.
  8. Stay off social media and avoid posting about being in an accident or the circumstances of your accident.
  9. Contact California pedestrian accident lawyers as soon as possible to discuss your case.


Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Pedestrians are more likely to be injured or killed in accidents since they lack protection. Recently, pedestrian fatalities and vehicle-related damages have increased alarmingly in the United States.

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, pedestrian fatalities increased by 27% between 2007 and 2016, while other traffic-related deaths decreased by 14%.

A recent study found that California carries the highest risk for pedestrian injuries and fatalities compared to other states. Approximately 55,000 pedestrian accidents and 6,516 pedestrian deaths were reported by the California Department of Transportation in 2020.