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3 injured when van runs into flea market in California

A Stockton flea market was the site of an incident where a vehicle sped into a crowd and hit three shoppers. The pedestrian accident remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.

According to accident reports, at around 5 p.m. a van drove into a flea market and struck three people. Officials say the incident remains under investigation but do not believe the act was intentional. No details about the driver were available, but troopers say that the person had not been impaired by alcohol or drugs prior to the accident. The investigation is moving forward with the belief that the van ran into the crowd after suffering some mechanical problem.

Two women and one man were injured after being hit by the vehicle, and numerous booths and one other stationary vehicle were hit as well. In addition, officers who were attending the scene found a person trapped underneath a table. One of the victims, a women, suffered minor injuries, and the two other victims, a man and a woman, reportedly suffered major injuries. The driver of the van was not hurt, and no charges were filed.

Injury pedestrian accidents are relatively common. The victims of these types of crash may face high medical costs associated with emergency transportation, hospital stays and repeat doctor visits. They might also be unable to work, which might cut off their income and exacerbate their precarious financial situations. Costs for victims can add up, but those who have been injured by another person’s negligence might be able to seek compensation from the at-fault party or his or her insurance provider. A consultation with a personal injury attorney could shed light on what types of options the victims may have for recouping some lost funds.

Source: Fox 40, “3 People hit by Van at Stockton Market “, August 03, 2014

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