Spring Hill, FL (November 8, 2018) - A 12-year-old child was injured after being struck by a vehicle on Wednesday, November 7th. The crash happened at Landover and Northcliffe Boulevards.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the incident. Reports indicate that the driver, a 21-year-old female, was traveling eastbound on Northcliffe. At the same time, a 12-year-old boy was attempting to cross the road at the Landover intersection. The boy had a walk signal and the right of way at the time. The driver attempted to make a right turn and struck the boy. The boy suffered injuries and was airlifted to a hospital for treatment. There was no immediate update on his condition.
The driver was cited for failing to yield the right of way.
Each year, over 10,000 people are injured in pedestrian accidents. Many pedestrians are injured when drivers fail to see them and fail to yield the right of way. In this accident, it appears that failing to yield is the cause of the crash which resulted in injuries to the boy. We hope for a full recovery for this young victim.
If you or a loved one have sustained injuries in a Florida pedestrian accident there is help available. At Rubenstein Law, our attorneys bring skill and experience to each case. Since 1988, we have assisted thousands of accident victims. For a free consultation, give us a call at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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