Your children are the most important people to you, and imagining that someone would put them in danger is a horrible feeling. Every time they leave for school, they’re in danger of being in an accident. That’s what happened in this case, and if it happens to you, you deserve to speak with your attorney to learn about the options you have for compensation.
The boys in this crash are expected to recover, which is one good thing that has come out of a near-tragedy. A driver in San Francisco has been arrested for striking down two young boys as they attempted to cross the street on their way to school. According to the news, the boys, both 12, are part of the Marina neighborhood. They were in a crosswalk at around 8:30 a.m. when the vehicle, which was being driven by an alleged drunken driver, collided with them.
In the opposite lane, a semitrailer had already stopped for the boys to cross, and the man witnessed the woman as she passed around the left side of his vehicle and struck the children. Both children suffered serious injuries in the accident and were taken to a local hospital for treatment following the accident. The driver, a 30-year-old woman, was arrested at the scene and booked into jail on suspicions of driving while she was intoxicated.
The area where the two boys were involved in the crash is known for being dangerous. Drivers commonly speed there, according to the news, and residents want a stop sign placed on the road to slow down drivers as the pass through the area.
Source: SF Gate, “Driver arrested for DUI after plowing into boys in Marina crosswalk,” By Evan Sernoffsky and Hamed Aleaziz, Nov. 06, 2015