Madison, WI (February 17, 2020) – The police cited a driver in Madison for being drunk behind the wheel and hitting a toddler. The incident took place on Saturday morning, as reported by the Madison Police Department.
The accident occurred in an apartment parking lot on the 500 block of Northport Drive at approximately 12:30 a.m. The driver was identified as Jarell T. Patterson. When interviewed by the authorities, Patterson said that the two-year-old ran out in front of his car and he had no time to stop.
The mother of the young girl said that her daughter may have been knocked unconscious due to the crash. According to the authorities, the toddler had an injury on the back of her head and she was transported to the local hospital for treatment.
The citation the police served Patterson was for causing injury by drunk driving.
Our thoughts are with the injured toddler in hopes of a full recovery.
Drunk Driving Injury Accidents In Madison
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), young children are at high risk of being hit by drivers. In 2016, one in every five children that lost their lives in traffic accidents were pedestrians under the age of 15. When a person drinks they reduce their brain’s ability to focus and function properly. Their reaction time is lessened and they don’t think clearly.
Drinking and driving is negligent and reckless behavior. If you or a loved one is harmed by a drunk driver you have a strong case to pursue a personal injury claim to recoup the damages their behavior inflicted. The Alexander J. Smith Law Offices are the Janesville automobile accident attorneys you want on your side when you are seeking legal justice.
The Janesville personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will take on the insurance companies for you and fight to protect your legal rights. We will review your accident experience and provide you with options to move forward with a personal injury claim. Call us today to discuss your situation during a completely free consultation at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 2439686 for residents of Illinois. One of our highly knowledgeable Wisconsin and Illinois personal injury attorneys will answer all of your questions and work with you so your best interests are represented.
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