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Crest Rd, Muir Ave Pedestrian Crash Kills Small Child in Atwater; Airlift Required

Atwater, CA – According to ABC30, a five-year-old child is currently undergoing treatment for severe injuries following an incident where they were struck by a truck. The unfortunate event occurred just before 5 PM on Monday, April 15, 2024, at the intersection of Crest Road and Muir Avenue.

Emergency services swiftly responded, and the child was airlifted via helicopter to a hospital in Fresno for urgent medical care.

The driver involved in the accident remained at the scene and is fully cooperating with the ongoing investigation. Law enforcement officials have stated that drugs or alcohol are not believed to have played a role in this tragic crash.

Pedestrian Fatalities and Wrongful Death Claims

While no amount of money can heal the pain of losing a loved one to a vehicular fatality — especially when it is the loss of a child — their sudden and unexpected passing often brings equally unexpected costs in the form of medical bills, burial fees, and the loss of income to support any dependents of the deceased.

However, a Wrongful Death Claim, made with the help of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney, can provide compensation to address that financial burden. Should the at-fault driver escape justice, compensation may be available from a family member’s uninsured driver coverage. Consulting with a personal injury attorney can help determine what the best options are.

Those involved in a pedestrian crash should know that motorists are required to exercise an additional “duty of care” towards pedestrians due to their heightened vulnerability in car accidents, which more often result in pedestrian fatalities.

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