Novato, CA (April 24, 2021) – A Novato boy and his father both sustained serious injuries after a pedestrian accident occurred in the Novato region on Wednesday evening, April 21.
Authorities say the boy, a 4-year-old, was initially airlifted to an area medical center with life-threatening injuries. The wreck happened in the Ignacio area around 8:30 p.m. at Alameda Del Prado near Posada Del Sol and Highway 101.
Police say the driver involved was under the influence. Two parents were crossing the street with their young son and daughter when they were struck. Officers with the Novato Police Department said they had activated flashing safety lights before entering the crosswalk, but the driver hit the son and the father while they were crossing. The child was transported to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, where he remains. The child’s father, 27, is being treated at Marin Health in Greenbrae. Both victims are in intensive care, though authorities said they were in stable condition.
Police say the driver stopped and cooperated and was arrested for being under the influence. The investigation into the crash continues.
Our thoughts go out to the injured victims and their families. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in the Bay Area
In the last several years, nearly 35,000 accidents resulted in fatalities, major injuries, or minor injuries on Bay Area roadways. Thousands of lives are lost every year on California’s highways, major thoroughfares connecting large city centers, local streets, and beyond. This is especially true for incidents involving pedestrians, which often cause catastrophic consequences for these vulnerable victims.
Serious pedestrian accidents causing injuries or even fatalities are an all-too-common reality in California. When victims are injured in a pedestrian crash, they may have to deal with other drivers’ insurance companies, long-term physical pain, and expensive hospital bills. Oftentimes, as a result of these incidents, victims succumb to their injuries, leaving their grieving families to cope with emotional trauma and financial difficulties as a result of another driver’s negligence.
But the victims and their families affected by these wrecks can seek help from a California accident attorney. A skilled attorney in California can help victims seek justice and the fair compensation they deserve after suffering in an accident that occurred through no fault of their own.
Gene Halavanau at Halavanau Law Office strives to help victims and their families in their time of need. At Halavanau Law Office in San Francisco, our team can help you collect the maximum amount of compensation available for your injuries and losses. Victims and their families should never be forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars of their own money on medical treatment, especially if their injuries resulted from an accident caused by the careless, reckless, negligent, or intentional actions of another party.
Our team at Halavanau will gladly review the facts of your case and tailor our advice to match the specific needs of your case. We have years of experience when it comes to fighting for victims and their families. If you’ve been involved in a crash caused by the negligent actions of another driver, contact our injury attorneys in San Francisco today at (415) 692-5301 or Halavanau.com to schedule your consultation.
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