April 03, 2023
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – Baby Killed when Driver Collides with Stroller in Las Flores
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (April 3, 2023) – Officials in Rancho Santa Margarita were at the scene of a deadly crash involving a baby on Sunday, April 2nd. The accident took place around 4:15 p.m. on Antonio Parkway in the Las Flores neighborhood.
According to a report from the scene, two adults were pushing a stroller in the neighborhood when a car crashed over a curb and traveled onto the sidewalk. The vehicle collided with the stroller and the two adults. The baby suffered critical injuries and was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. The adults were transported to a nearby hospital, where they were treated for undisclosed injuries. There is no word on the identity of the driver at this time. It is unclear what caused the vehicle to leave the road and travel onto the curb.
The accident remains under investigation, and it is unknown whether any charges will be filed. There is no further information available.
We would like to offer our thoughts and most sincere condolences to the family who was affected by this fatal accident in Rancho Santa Margarita.
Fatal Accidents in California
According to the most recent data available, there are nearly 4,000 fatalities due to traffic accidents in California each year. Approximately 1,000 of these fatalities are suffered by pedestrians. A pedestrian is easily one of the most vulnerable victims on our roadway. Pedestrians have no protection from the force and impact of a collision. With a crash often occurring on a moment’s notice, there is also very little or no time to take evasive action to prevent the accident from happening. This all adds up to what is normally a very serious crash when a pedestrian is involved.
Every California pedestrian accident will be carefully investigated by a team of trained accident reconstructionists. These experts will survey the scene, take measurements, and speak with witnesses if possible. Following an investigation, police will typically make a determination as to how the accident took place. If the driver was at fault or partially at fault, they could then be held legally responsible for losses suffered by the pedestrian. A pedestrian accident case is often complicated, however, and should be handled with the assistance of an experienced attorney.
Here at Madison Law Group, we know and understand what you are going through during this difficult time. A pedestrian accident can be a sudden tragedy that turns your life upside down in an instant. If you have experienced the loss of a family member, our condolences go out to you. We want to fight for your legal rights and help to hold careless drivers fully accountable for their actions.
Our firm is standing by to speak with you now. Our consultations are free for all potential and prospective clients. When you need a strong attorney that you can trust, you can count on us to deliver for you. To speak with a Rancho Santa Margarita pedestrian accident lawyer, please reach out at the link on our website or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.