A 13-year-old suffered critical injuries in a San Francisco car accident after a man crashed his vehicle into her family’s home the evening of September 29, 2009. According to a KTVU news report, the girl, who has not been identified, still remains in critical condition after suffering broken ribs and head injuries. The driver apparently lost control of his car in the 3800 block of Callan Boulevard and veered off the roadway into an apartment. The family was in the living room at the time. The girl’s parents, as well as the driver of the car, were also hospitalized, but their injuries were not life-threatening.
My heart goes out to this entire family for the physical and emotional trauma as a result of this car accident, but especially for the teenager who has been the most seriously injured. I wish all injured victims — the girl and her parents — the very best for a quick and complete recovery. Please keep them in your prayers.
San Francisco Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2007 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were 51 fatalities and 3,632 injuries involving car accidents reported in San Francisco.
It’s not clear based on this news report, how or why the horrific car accident occurred. Was there a vehicle defect or a mechanical malfunction that caused the driver to crash? Was the driver of the car who lost control, intoxicated at the time? Did he suffer a medical condition that caused him to veer off the roadway and into this apartment home? Was he somehow distracted or otherwise negligent? I trust investigators are looking into all these factors as they try to determine who or what caused this accident. The driver has not been charged pending an investigation.
An Experienced San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
As a California car accident lawyer, I know and understand what this family must be going through now. With both parents in the hospital with injuries, they are not working. They have a daughter also in the hospital fighting for her life. Their medical expenses are sure to start piling up shortly. In addition to the physical devastation that car accident victims go through, they are also facing financial challenges and tremendous strain economically as a result of high medical bills and lost earnings from having to take time off work.
These injured victims would be well-advised to contact an experienced San Francisco personal injury lawyer, who will analyze this accident from all aspects and make sure that this family receive the justice and compensation they rightfully deserve. In such cases accident victims can seek compensation to cover medical bills, cost of hospitalization, medication and even long-term care. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free and comprehensive initial consultation to injury victims and their families.
The Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys is not representing any of the parties mentioned in this article at the time the article was posted. Our information source is cited in the article. If you were involved in this incident or a similar incident and have questions as to your rights and options, call us or another reputable law firm. Do not act solely upon the information provided herein. Get a consultation. The best law firms will provide a free consultation. We provide a free, confidential consultation to not at fault persons named in this article. The free consultation offer extends to family members as well.