SELMA, Calif, (KFSN) — A vehicle crashed into a Selma Higher School college student final June and now a lawsuit from the girl’s family highlights a possible safety problem at the university.
The lawsuit accuses the university district of carelessness for eradicating crossing guards at the college not long ahead of the crash.
Hundreds of Selma adolescents wander throughout the avenue to faculty every single day.
In June, just one of them received hit by a automobile and endured damaged bones in her leg and her deal with and interior injuries.
It transpired at the intersection of Aspen and Wright just in front of Selma Substantial School. There is a crosswalk, but there are no crossing guards, at minimum when Action News visited even though university student ended up crossing the street on their lunch breaks.
On the other hand, what pupils can do is strike a button to established off some warning lights for motorists.
Some kids use them. Some kids will not.
There are no avenue lights in front of the faculty, but the girl’s spouse and children suggests in a lawsuit that the university supplied crossing guards at the crosswalk but then quickly eradicated them devoid of notifying mother and father and learners.
“For the plaintiff to thrive there has to be a marriage involving the elimination of the guards and the causation of this incident,” explained authorized analyst Tony Capozzi.
Capozzi suggests the girl’s loved ones could not have a strong situation versus the school.
“I feel when you leave the university grounds the faculty is absolved from any obligation,” Capozzi reported. “Evidently they experienced crossing guards in advance of, which was helpful, but I do not imagine there is certainly any necessity for that.”
The principal and faculty superintendent have not responded to our inquiries associated to the lawsuit and the crossing guard condition.
Police say the driver who hit the 15-year-outdated stated she was driving about 20 miles per hour at the time.
The lawsuit also names her as a defendant, but Capozzi suggests it targets the faculty since the district has deeper pockets to pay out for the damages.
They all have a court docket listening to scheduled in June.
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