A tragic pedestrian accident in downtown Los Angeles occurred yesterday when, according to police, the driver of a Cadillac DeVille, who was trying to park on the street, allegedly accidentally, hit the gas instead of the brake, jumped the curb and hit a two month old baby boy. The downtown Los Angeles pedestrian accident caused the boy to suffer critical injuries. The boy was taken to Los Angeles County USC hospital for emergency care.
The mother of the boy was not injured in the downtown Los Angeles car accident. Police said that there was no indication of drugs or alcohol playing a part in this Los Angeles accident and that they did not anticipate making any arrests, despite the catastrophic injuries suffered.
A sign of the seriousness of the impact is that a parking meter was knocked off the sidewalk by the Cadillac.
Unfortunately, accidents like this do happen frequently in Los Angeles and the rest of California. Recently, there was the case in San Diego where a taxi driver jumped a curb and hit a crowd of club goers. There was also the infamous Santa Monica, Los Angeles farmers’ market incident where the elderly driver may have mistakenly been holding his foot on the gas, instead of the brake, causing numerous casualties.
Our personal injury lawyers handle downtown Los Angeles auto accident injury cases, as well as injury cases throughout California and we investigate claims to find out all potential sources of recovery for our clients. In cases with serious or catastrophic injuries, it is important to have an experienced, trustworthy personal injury attorney on your side.