9-Year-Old Diamond Bar Boy Flown to Hospital after Getting Struck by SUV
DIAMOND BAR, CA (April 25, 2018) – A pedestrian collision on Willow Heights Drive sent a 9-year-old boy to the hospital, early Wednesday evening.
According to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Detective, the accident happened around 6 PM in a gated community in the 21100 block of Willow Heights Drive. A man from Diamond Bar was traveling along the street with a speed between 8 to 10 mph when the boy went down on their driveway on his scooter.
As the child approached the street, he unknowingly entered the path of the oncoming SUV.
The boy was flown to Diamond Bar High School, where the helicopter that airlifted him landed. He was then rushed to the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles where it was determined that he sustained a broken jaw and minor internal injuries. As per latest update, it was announced that the child is now in stable condition.
No arrest has been made as the investigation continues to figure out the possible causes of the collision. The identities of the people involved have not been released at this time.
When driving near a residential area, always keep a lookout for pedestrians and bicyclists on the road. Make sure to stay within the designated speed limit and avoid engaging in distracting activities, so to ensure attention and awareness while behind the wheel.
If your child has been injured in a pedestrian accident caused by the inattentive driving of another person, contact the personal injury lawyers at Sweet Law Group. We will fight for you until we achieve the justice and compensation that is owed for the suffering you and your family have endured. Call us today at (800) 203-3061 for a free consultation with a legal professional near you. Our team is also reachable through email, text message, and online chat.