A mother and her 4-year-old were seriously injured in a Santa Ana car accident, which police say, was caused by an unlicensed driver. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the pedestrian accident took place in the 1200 block of East McFadden Avenue in Santa Ana the morning of October 20, 2010.
Eric Christopher Woodward, 39, was driving a Ford Crown Victoria when he suffered a grand mal seizure and lost control of the vehicle. His 65-year-old mother grabbed the wheel and overcompensated turning the car into a woman who was pushing her young son in a stroller. The child is in critical condition and the mother suffered a broken shoulder. Police are waiting to determine the severity of the injuries suffered before citing Woodward for the car accident and for driving without a license.
My thoughts and prayers are with the mother and the young boy injured in this horrific pedestrian accident. I wish them both a complete and speedy recovery.
Orange County Pedestrian Accidents
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), three people were killed and 123 were injured in Santa Ana pedestrian accidents. During that same year, there were 31 fatalities and 785 injuries in Orange County as a result of pedestrian accidents.
The police have reported that they are waiting on the condition of the injured victims of this accident before citing the driver for the car accident. Police also say that the Woodward was not issued a driver’s license in the first place because of his medical condition.
The injured victims here may choose to hold the driver financially responsible for the car accident by filing a personal injury claim. With the assistance of an experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer, car accident victims may pursue compensation for hospital expenses, lost wages, physical pain and mental anguish.
A knowledgeable car accident lawyer will also be able to advise victims about how their car insurance policy might apply to a case where the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.
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