Newport Beach, CA – Crossing Guard Injured in Crash at Eastbluff Elementary School

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Newport Beach, CA (February 16, 2024) – A school crossing guard as injured after being struck by a car in Newport Beach on Tuesday morning, February 13th. The crash took place around 8:00 a.m. at the intersection of Vista Del Oro and Vista Roma near Eastbluff Elementary School.

Police say that Kathy Japes was working at the school when a Volkswagen SUV ran a stop sign and struck her while she was standing at the intersection. The Newport Beach Police Department determined that the Volkswagen was traveling approximately 20 miles per hour at the time of the accident. Rescue workers responded to the area and treated Japes for serious injuries, including a broken hip, pelvis, and shoulder. She also suffered a bruised lung and a concussion in the collision. She was taken to a local hospital for further medical care. There is no word on the identity of the Volkswagen driver at this time. No other injuries were reported. Police have not said what charges will be filed in connection with the accident. An investigation remains ongoing and no further information is available.

We would like to offer our thoughts and well wishes to Kathy Japes following this traffic accident in Newport Beach. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.

Traffic Accidents in California  Newport Beach, CA - Crossing Guard Injured in Crash at Eastbluff Elementary School

California traffic crashes can take place very suddenly and unexpectedly. Victims of these accidents are often innocent people who were merely in the wrong place at the wrong time. Negligent driving such as distraction, impairment, speeding, and failing to stop or yield at traffic lights and stop signs plays a major role in many California car accidents. Victims who have been hurt may have the right to receive compensation for their injuries.

Under California law, an accident victim seek to recover damages including lost wages, pain and suffering, medical and prescription bills, and possibly more. Depending on the circumstances of your case your recovery may be substantial in nature. It is important that you receive the compensation that you deserve when you have been the victim of someone else’s negligence.

Here at Benji Personal Injury, we know that you are going through a difficult time following an injury accident. Our team is here to stand up for your rights and help to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve. We are not afraid to fight the insurance company in order to meet your goals. You deserve to be treated fairly and have justice achieved in your case and we will work hard on your behalf to obtain a proper recovery.

Our firm stands ready to help at any time. We provide free consultations and case evaluations for all potential and prospective clients. There is no financial obligation until we receive a recovery on your behalf. When you need a tough and aggressive firm, you can count on us to deliver results. To speak with a Newport Beach personal injury lawyer, please reach out to us using our online intake form or give us a call any time at 866-236-5474.

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