Fresno, CA – Teenager Hospitalized After Being Hit by Car near Shields & First
Fresno, CA (June 19, 2021) – At around 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, a 15-year-old boy was struck by a car on a roadway in Fresno. According to officials, the wreck occurred just before 5:00 p.m.
Sources show that the boy required hospitalization due to the injuries he sustained. The incident was reported to have taken place near Shields and First while the teenager was headed north on First on his scooter.
The teen attempted to cross at the intersection of First and Shields when the collision occurred. The victim landed in the west lanes of Shields with major injuries to his upper body, including his head.
Paramedics transported the injured party to Regional Medical Center where he remains in critical condition. Authorities confirmed that the driver remained at the scene and cooperated.
The investigation into the details of the incident continues.
Our thoughts are with everyone involved in hopes of a full recovery.
Traffic Accidents in Fresno
Car accidents are one of the most devastating things a person can go through. Not only are they forced to deal with having their day completely interrupted, but they are often left with painful injuries that demand extensive medical treatment.
In the state of California, more than 150,000 people are hospitalized annually as a result of injuries sustained in traffic-related incidents. Many victims are ushered from the site of collisions and admitted into hospitals for treatment. Having to go through emergency surgery and spent days or even weeks in hospitals can be overwhelming.
Many people feel confused, scared, and unsure of how to move forward after being involved in an accident.
When victims are injured in accidents as a result of the negligence of other motorists sharing the road, it is crucial that they reach out to a car accident attorney in California as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.
In many cases, accident victims are able to recover compensation to cover both economic and non-economic damages, including:
- Medical costs
- Long-term care costs
- Lost wages/lost earnings
- Vehicle repair or replacements
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Punitive damages
- And more
In cases where victims lose their lives in accidents, surviving relatives may be entitled to compensation for funeral costs, burial fees, loss of consortium, and various other damages.
At Torem & Associates, our personal injury attorneys in California strive to ensure victims are in the best position possible to move forward after their accidents and reach their immediate and long-term goals. Our attorneys work diligently to protect the legal rights of victims after being injured in preventable accidents. If you have been injured in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in California at (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available for you. Our team is available to meet with you, at your earliest convenience, to discuss legal options available to help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve moving forward.
Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts. These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in Fresno. For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers. If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.
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