Large number of pedestrian accidents involving children in Orange County.
A 6-year-old boy died at the hospital from injuries he sustained in an accident in Orange County. Police say the two pilots may have been under the influence of alcohol. The boy was in the front passenger seat of the BMW his uncle was driving when the vehicle was apparently boned by a Nissan, on Bristol Street and Place St. Andrews.
“I saw a group of people gathered together trying to get the child out of the vehicle then at that moment the ambulance arrived, the paramedics tried to do every possible method to get the child out of there,” said one of the witnesses involved in the attempt to help the child.
The boy, identified by police as a Santa Ana resident, was taken to the hospital, where he died during surgery. Both drivers, both his uncle and the other driver, were taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said. The victim’s uncle was being treated at the hospital for unspecified injuries he sustained in the crash and days later was pronounced dead due to aggravated injuries Tuesday night, according to the Orange County Medical Examiner’s Division.
A 9-year-old boy died in the city of Orange, after being struck by a fleeing motorist.
Police say the traffic accident occurred at North Glassell and Wilson streets around 21:30 p.m. A witness told news he saw the boy playing before the crash, he was crossing the street along a crosswalk with his mother when he was hit. That same witness said the vehicle that hit the boy appeared to be competing with another vehicle. It was not known for sure whether the child’s mother was also struck by the vehicle.
According to reports still unconfirmed by police, the driver of the “hit and run” was captured in a pickup truck north of Glassell and Taft Avenue several blocks ahead of the crash scene. Police said only that someone was arrested at that second scene, but would not be linked to the fatal crash and escape.
There are no further details, apparently the suspects were released by Orange County police, who are only content to classify the situation as a “complex investigation.”
Several local pedestrians say motorists drive too fast in the area and are calling for more police presence. Investigations into the incident remain inconclusive and the boy’s relatives are clamoring for justice.
If it is well known that outdoor games manage to bring substantial benefits for children, both psychological and physical. Specialists in pedagogy and child care encourage parents to take their children to outdoor environments to interact with other children, however it is necessary that as a precaution these games should always take place in circuits or places closed to traffic, to public roads, that is, away from streets and avenues, pedestrian crossings, etc. And under the constant supervision of adults, permanent vigilance of their children’s safety is a priority. Without saturating them, inhibiting them, or overprotecting them, but always keeping them in controlled environments of freedom until they are able to fend for themselves.
If you or any of your family members are injured in a traffic accident in Orange County, do not hesitate to immediately contact the attorneys at Avrek Law Firm, who have represented victims of catastrophic injuries for over 30 years and obtained over $100 million in settlements and trials since 1998.