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Residents Push for New Regulations after Child is Slain

download (13)If something positive could happen after 10-year-old Alexys Garcia was struck by a car near her school, it would be that residents of her community in San Gabriel are now pushing for more traffic safety regulations and crossing guards in order to protect kids’ safety.

Last week when Garcia was leaving for the day from Jefferson Middle School, she was struck by a car. The accident gave her a skull fracture, a broken jaw a, cheekbone fracture and a fractured pelvis.

Alexys Garcia’s family and friends showed up at the next City Council meeting in San Gabriel in the hope that the city would enact new safety regulations. The family contended to the Council that the accident that left Alexys injured may well have been prevented had there been a crossing guard.

The San Gabriel City Council released a statement that said: “City officials have already begun to reach out to their parents in Temple City and L.A. County to analyze the incident and the intersection, and the city is committed to determining whether there are ways to prevent it from happening again.”

Members of the Garcia family are not satisfied with the response and think the increased safety measures should be done immediately.

Accidents can happen at any time. However, accidents that happen to children are a worst-case nightmare to their families. No one ever wants to see a child be seriously injured in an accident. In those times when a child is hurt through no fault of their own, that’s the time when you need the counsel of an experienced legal firm.

At Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP, we focus on your accident and personal injury needs. No money will be charged to you until you are able to collect for your losses. If you have questions, then we are there to answer them for you. We are here to give you advice on how to avoid the pitfalls that scan arise after an accident and how to get the compensation you deserve.

Whether you have been involved in a bicycle, pedestrian or automobile accident, we are here to help. Call us today for a free consultation.

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Stephen Levine, is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Defense — an honor achieved by only the top criminal law attorneys in California. Mr. Levine has over 40 years of experience in criminal defense and family law serving Southern California, and is a highly regarded Super Lawyer as well as AV Rated attorney.