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Treasure Island Crash Leaves 3 with Serious Injuries

By Kelly Balamuth on May 28, 2012

A car accident in Treasure Island recently left three San Francisco residents with serious injuries, according to a recent CBS News report. The injured included an 11-year-old boy who suffered traumatic brain injuries and two other people who were less severely injured but still required emergency treatment.

According to investigators, the 11-year-old, along with a 9-year-old boy and a 31-year-old man, were standing outside their car, which was parked on M Street when another car hit the parked vehicle, pushing it into the two boys and the adult. The 9-year-old and the man suffered injuries causing head and chest pain, while the 11-year-old suffered a life-threatening head injury and was rushed to a local hospital for treatment. He remains hospitalized, and no update has been given regarding his condition.

The driver of the car that caused the crash, a 28-year-old man, has been taken into custody. No word has been released yet regarding whether he will face criminal charges after the accident.

Car accidents can cause serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, and other permanent disabilities. Even a moderate brain injury may result in long-term paralysis, loss of motor coordination, problems with internal organ functions, and difficulties with speech, memory, and concentration.

At Balamuth Law, our knowledgeable San Francisco car accident injury attorneys can help you get the compensation you need to cover medical bills, lost wages, and other costs after an accident. Call us today at (888) 254-1234 for a free, confidential consultation.

Eureka Pedestrian Injured in Semi Truck Accident

By Kelly Balamuth on December 5, 2011

A Eureka pedestrian was injured recently when he was hit by a semi truck while crossing a city street, according to a recent article in The Eureka Times-Standard.

The man was crossing Broadway Street near the Village Pantry Restaurant when the accident occurred. Onlookers saw him step into the road and tried to warn him about the oncoming truck by waving and shouting, but the pedestrian did not see or hear them in time to avoid the crash. He was using a walker at the time, but details about his age or medical condition have not yet been released. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The truck involved in the pedestrian accident was labeled “Brown Trucking, Ukiah,” but police have not yet commented on the driver or the company.

Large truck accidents involving pedestrians are relatively rare compared to other kinds of accidents, according to the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). In 2009, for instance, only seven truck-pedestrian accidents were recorded in the United States. This number is considerably lower than the number of car-pedestrian crashes that occur each year, and represents less than 1 percent of all semi-truck-related crashes.

Semi truck accidents are not as common as car accidents, but they can cause much more serious injuries and deaths when they do occur. If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, the experienced Northern California truck accident attorneys at Balamuth Harrington are here to help. For a free and confidential consultation, call us today at (888) 254-1234 for a free and confidential consultation.

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