A 17-year old girl pushing a stroller with her 2-year old son in a crosswalk in Victorville recently were seriously injured when a vehicle struck them; they were crossing at the light.
The 62-year old man, after hitting the two, dragged the stroller a short distance before stopping. The girl suffered cuts and scrapes and the young boy sustained a fractured skull.
California Vehicle Code Section 21950 states, "The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection." It continues with, "The driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of a vehicle or take any other action relating to the operating of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian."
The Victorville Police Department is investigating to determine why this happened. If the investigation determines that the driver was at fault, he can be held liable for the injuries and damages caused to the mother and child.
If you are a pedestrian injured by a driver, contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who will investigate your case to determine if you can be compensated for your injuries and expenses.