OILDALE, CA — KGET reports on a distressing incident on the afternoon of Saturday, January 13, 2024, in which a child estimated to be around 3 to 4 years old was struck by a vehicle in Oildale.
The incident occurred at approximately 3:25 PM on Beardsley Avenue near Chester Avenue. The young victim has been transported to Memorial Hospital, with the extent of their injuries yet to be determined.
This is a developing story with no further details at this time. Authorities are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
All pedestrians, especially children, are owed a special duty of care from drivers because of their vulnerability. Should they be the victim of a car crash, the injuries tend to be more critical and the danger to life even more severe than those received by victims in another vehicle.
When it comes to their hospital bills, and in some tragic cases burial costs, the weight of these costs should not fall on the victims themselves or their families but the at-fault driver. The services of a skilled personal injury attorney can help ensure that victims and their families receive their full compensation after an accident.