Deerfield Beach, FL (October 9, 2018) - A 5-year-old girl was hurt when she was struck by an SUV on Monday, October 8th in Deerfield Beach. According to reports, the girl was walking to school when she was hit by a Chevrolet HHR compact SUV. The crash took place just before 8:00 am.
After the collision, the girl remained trapped beneath the vehicle as bystanders worked to free her. The girl was eventually extricated after about five minutes of efforts by the Good Samaritans. She was then airlifted to a pediatric trauma center. Her injuries including facial cuts, second-degree burns and road rashes, but are not believed to be life-threatening.
The driver of the SUV stayed at the scene following the incident. The Broward County Sheriff's Office is investigating the crash. There is no word on any charges at this time. No further information is available.
We extend our condolences to the injured child in this Deerfield pedestrian accident. Last year, over 10,000 pedestrian-related crashes were reported. Pedestrian crashes are typically severe in nature, especially when they involve more vulnerable victims such as children or the elderly. In this crash, we will have to wait for more details before determining whether the driver will be held legally responsible for the incident.
When a pedestrian crash occurs, it can turn your world upside down. Let the Florida pedestrian accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law help you get back on your feet. Since 1988, we have assisted Floridians all over the state in recovering compensation following serious injury accidents. For a free consultation, call us at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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