Orange Co, CA - Minor Hospitalized in Hit-and-Run on Santiago Canyon Rd

Orange Co, CA – Minor Hospitalized in Hit-and-Run on Santiago Canyon Rd

Orange County, CA (September 9, 2023) – Late on Thursday night, amid a massive street takeover in Orange County, a minor was injured by a hit-and-run driver, per reports from the California Highway Patrol.

At around 11:45 p.m., a large number of vehicles were involved in a street takeover on Santiago Canyon Road above the State Route 241 Freeway, which is where the accident took place.

When police arrived, they found a child lying in the road, and cars that seemed to have been part of the takeover of the street had already fled the scene.

Police said the boy’s injuries were not life-threatening, and paramedics treated him quickly before taking him to the hospital.

The driver and make of the car that hit the child were not immediately identified. Authorities are continuing to investigate in the interim.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their loved ones at this time.

Pedestrian Accidents in Orange County

Walking is becoming more popular among Orange County residents as they take advantage of the pleasant climate and picturesque surroundings. Unfortunately, more people die as pedestrians in vehicle accidents than as motorists or passengers. Furthermore, California is one of the states with the highest number of pedestrians injured in car accidents. In the years spanning 2008 and 2019, 7127 pedestrians lost their lives in California. There was a nearly 35% increase in overall fatalities and a similar increase in pedestrian fatalities in California during this time period.

In addition, 375 pedestrians were killed due to being struck by cars in Orange County throughout the course of five years ending on the last day of 2021, as reported by the Orange County coroner’s office. Those who are out and about along major thoroughfares are greatly at risk for severe injury or death, as shown by statistics on pedestrian accidents in Orange County.

Pedestrians must always be on the lookout for and avoid cars since they are at a significantly higher risk of serious harm or death while in their path. A pedestrian’s chance of getting in an accident may be greatly reduced by following certain simple precautions and rules of the road.

The family of a pedestrian accident victim, however, may have legal recourse for monetary damages. If you want answers concerning your loved one’s death and financial compensation, filing a lawsuit against the responsible party may assist. Due to the strict filing requirements imposed by insurance companies and state law, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.

Russell & Lazarus, APC is here to help if you or a loved one has been wounded in a pedestrian car accident. Contact our Orange County pedestrian accident lawyers at (888) 539-3154 to learn more about your legal options after a pedestrian accident.

Note: This post was created through the use of secondary sources such as state and local news sources, police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Orange County. The facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified; therefore, if any information is incorrect, please contact Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer, so we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request. 

Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.

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