A 14-year-old boy was critically injured in a pedestrian accident in Fountain Valley, CA after he was struck by a pickup truck on Saturday, July 11, 2009. The Orange County Register reported that the pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of Ellis Avenue and Euclid Street. The injured pedestrian was apparently struck by a vehicle traveling in the fast lane proceeding south on Euclid Street.
This accident underscores the need for drivers to utilize the utmost care on the road. Incidents wherein pedestrians are being hit by trucks are becoming more frequent each year.