An Echo Park pedestrian accident earlier today resulted in serious injuries to three young girls who were hit by a car. According to the Los Angeles Times, the girls, aged five, ten and sixteen, were crossing the street, in a crosswalk when they were hit by the car.
The pedestrian accident in Echo Park allegedly happened because the driver of the car could not see the girls as she claimed she had been blinded by the morning sun as she went through the intersection. The Echo Park accident happened at approximately eight in the morning as the girls were crossing Temple Street at the 1400 block.
The three girls who were hit by a car in Echo Park had to be transported to the hospital due to the serious injuries they incurred. According to witnesses at the scene, there have been complaints to the city that the intersection where this accident in Echo Park happened was too dangerous and that a light was necessary.
The families of the injured girls should immediately contact an Echo Park personal injury lawyer. The Los Angeles injury lawyer should investigate all possible causes of the Los Angeles pedestrian accident, including whether or not the city was partly responsible, in which case a government claim would need to be filed. If the driver of the vehicle that hit the pedestrians does not have enough insurance coverage to cover the personal injury damages suffered by the girls, and it can be proven that the city was negligent, a claim against the city may be necessary so that the girls are fully compensated for their injuries and damages.
Because there are different time deadlines for filing a government claim, it is very important to hire a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer right away. Our Los Angeles injury lawyers handle Echo Park accident cases as well as injury cases throughout California and we can always be reached for a free consultation.