A young boy walking in a crosswalk to school in Fontana was hit and injured by an automobile recently. It was reported that the driver did not stop for a crossing guard holding up a STOP sign when she struck the child.
The child sustained a road rash and bruising to his hand and hip. The driver was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. According to California Vehicle Code Section 21950, "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." In addition, she received a ticket for driving at an unsafe speed. According to California Vehicle Code Section 21950, "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."
I hope this young man recovers quickly. I also hope that the family of this young boy seeks the advice of an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney to be compensated for medical expenses, pain and suffering and any other damages that occurred.