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Hit & Run Tragedy for Trick-or-Treaters

Tragedy struck over Halloween night, when 3 teenage girls were struck and killed by a speeding motorist. The young girls were crossing a crosswalk near a local school in the Santa Ana area, while trick-or-treating. The motorist fled the scene immediately afterward and the driver of the SUV was found to have had a passenger as well. Their vehicle was later abandoned near the scene.

Two of the girls were found dead immediately, while the other passed away while on the way to the hospital. The girls were around 13-years-of age and two of which were twin sisters. According to the Santa Ana Police, the SUV was seen traveling at a high rate of speed, when they struck the young girls having their trick-or-treating fun.

The men responsible are still being sought, according to police Chief Carlos Rojas. Vehicles traveling at high rates of speed are extremely dangerous and even more so, when speeding in busy areas near neighborhoods and schools. You not only put your life in danger, but the lives of many pedestrians.

During the Halloween season, when countless children are out trick-or-treating, it’s important to be wary of your surroundings as a driver. Keeping a look out and maintaining safe-speeding control is essential. Tragedy can strike at any moment, when complacency takes over. This applies to any occasion you are out driving.

 Keep in Mind:

  •  Adults, when walking the streets, should always accompany children.
  • Whether it be Halloween, or not, try and wear clothing/costumes that make you stand out to drivers.
  • Never drink and drive PERIOD. Doing so, puts countless others in danger, not just yourself.
  • Avoid the lead foot on the gas pedal. Travel at appropriately posted speed limits and yield to all pedestrians.

 Injuries that may arise:

  • Broken Bones
  • Fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Severe Head Trauma (Traumatic Brain Injuries)
  • Death

If you’re the victim of a car accident, or know someone who is a victim of wrongful death because of one, then compensation may be awarded for recovery and pain and suffering. Balali Law provides aggressive and fair legal support for those suffering from tragedies just like these. Contacting a Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer, is the best way to ensure you and your loved ones are taken care of both medically and financially during these hardships. Call Now At:     310-431-9774 , or contact us online and via social media , for your first steps to recovery.

 

Sources: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/trick-or-treaters-13-killed-hit-and-run-accident-california-article-1.1995302