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Pedestrian accident in California kills small boy

Pedestrian accidents can often be severe enough, but when a child is killed, it can create massive amounts of emotional pain for the parents. If the accident is a hit-and-run, it can make the act of coming to terms with their loss even more difficult for the parents, as they are not able to face those at fault. One recent pedestrian accident that killed a child in California was a hit-and-run, but two individuals have recently turned themselves in.

The accident took place on the evening of October 19 just before 5:30 p.m. and involved a motor vehicle and a pedestrian. Police received a call soon after the accident took place and found a 9-year-old boy who had been struck at the scene. Emergency personnel arrived at the scene of the accident, but they were not able to save the small boy.

No other injuries were reported from the accident, but the driver at fault did leave the scene of the accident. After talking to witnesses, police learned that a maroon van may have been involved. Two juveniles turned themselves in to police in regard to the accident, but the accident is still under investigation by California police.

The loss of a child can be extremely difficult for a parent, but when the death is unexpected, the pain can be increased greatly. For this reason, the parents of the pedestrian accident victim may have the right to seek monetary compensation for the loss of life. Compensation could allow the individuals to take time off work and focus on coming to terms with their tragic loss.

Source: The Fresno Bee, “Dinuba boy dies in hit-and-run accident; two juveniles turn themselves in”, Oct. 20, 2014