Hemet High School Pedestrian Accident Injures 10 People, Including Students

At least ten people, including students, were involved in a pedestrian accident caused by a truck that ran on red light.

According to reports, the accident happened at around 2:44 in the afternoon after the students were dismissed from their class in Hemet High School in Hemet, California.

Witnesses said that more than 30 students crossing at a pedestrian lane in 41701 Stetson Avenue bound for a parking lot were struck by a red light-beating pick-up truck. Several students and other pedestrians were plowed by the truck.

At least five students were transported to Riverside Medical Center and an adult was rushed o another nearby hospital. Meanwhile, two people refused to accept medical treatment, and one of which is the driver of the truck himself. At least three people sustained serious injuries while five sustained minor injuries, according to the rescuers.

The driver of the Ford Ranger that struck the pedestrians was identified as Daniel Carillo, 18, and a junior student in the said high school. Witnesses further stated that Carillo immediately stopped after hitting the pedestrians.

At present, authorities are still determining the major cause of the accident since alcohol and drugs were not found to be a factor to the incident.

Nevertheless, although the investigation regarding the said pedestrian accident is still underway, police have impounded Carillo’s car to be inspected for possible mechanical failure.  Therefore, it is not yet certain whether Carillo will be charged or given citation.

Apparently, authorities are considering mechanical failure as the major cause of the incident. And so, if the investigation confirmed the authorities’ speculations as true and correct, Carillo might be spared from any charges like personal injury claim, since the car’s manufacturer could be the one to be held liable for all the damages and injuries incurred by the accident.

According to a Los Angeles accident attorney, a product liability claim can also be more likely to figure in this incident.

Court Sets Hearing for Amanda Bynes’ Minor Vehicle Accident

One of today’s most troubled Hollywood stars, Amanda Bynes, recently received a hearing date related to her drunk driving which resulted into a minor vehicle accident last April.

Reports said that Bynes was set to appear before a Beverly Hills court on June 6.

However, although there was a hearing date scheduled, the District Attorney’s office spokesperson said that the actress has not been officially charged; but, in the near future or definitely after the scheduled hearing, Bynes could possibly be charged.

It can be recalled that last April 6, Bynes was arrested for drunk driving after she tried to pass a Los Angeles Sherriff’s car at an intersection in Santa Monica. That night seemed so unfortunate for Bynes, since as she tried to swerve on the Sheriff’s car, her car struck the right rear panel of the officer’s car and caused minor paint damage.

According to the apprehending officers who arrested Bynes, the actress looked so troubled and impaired that night. Bynes was released the next morning after her father paid her $5,000 bail at the West Hollywood Sheriff Station.

Several weeks after Bynes’ DUI arrest, the actress was again involved in a minor fender bender in May near an intersection in California. However, the actress was not given any citation since the authorities found a reasonable cause to believe Bynes when she said that she wasn’t aware that she had swiped a car.

Apparently, luck seems to be quiet elusive with Bynes these past few months. Obviously, she needs a very good Los Angeles accident attorney to defend her in her subsequent vehicle accidents.