Richmond, CA – One Year Old Killed in Pedestrian Accident at Cutting Boulevard and 17th Street
RICHMOND, CA – (November 26, 2018) – An infant was killed Sunday as a result of a hit-and-run accident that occurred in the area of Cutting Boulevard and 17th Street. The tragic collision occurred on November 25 at around 11:50 am.
Police said the child was struck for an unknown reason by a vehicle that was headed east on Cutting Boulevard. First responders found the young boy suffering from severe injuries and rushed him to a local hospital where he sadly passed away from his injuries. Officials confirmed, the female driver involved fled the scene of the accident. The woman, whose name was not immediately released, was found and arrested a few miles away from the crash site. The suspect was ultimately booked on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run.
This tragic accident is still under investigation.
Our most heartfelt prayers are with the family and loved ones of the infant who passed away in this accident as the result of a hit-and-run driver. We understand that the loss of a child is profound and will have lifelong repercussions to the surviving family members. We wish them strength and courage as they try to make peace with this senseless loss.
Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accidents in California
According to California Law, motorists are required by law to yield to pedestrians whether they are in a marked or unmarked crossing zone. As part of an ongoing investigation, detectives will determine if the victim was in a safe area on the roadway when the accident took place. In this case, the driver fled the scene, which is considered cowardly. Officials did find the driver and charged the driver with vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run. Once police conclude their investigation, the family of the victim may be legally entitled to file a claim against the responsible party.
If someone you love has been fatally injured in a traffic accident due to the negligence of another driver, you need to contact a wrongful death attorney to fight for justice. At the Brady Law Group, we will go the extra mile to ensure your family is protected and you are compensated in full. Call the Brady Law Group at (866) 211-2562 to speak with a compassionate wrongful death attorney today about your accident.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident