$605,000 SETTLEMENT - PEDESTRIAN HIT BY TRUCK MAKING RIGHT TURN

A 14-year-old boy was walking across Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley, when a 1995 International truck making a right turn collided with him, knocking him to the ground and the rear tires rolled over him. The truck driver said the boy was not paying attention and walked into the side of the truck. Our accident reconstruction of the accident demonstrated that the boy had the right of way, was in the crosswalk and was struck by the right front side of the truck. He suffered a ruptured bladder, pelvic fracture and emotional trauma. Fortunately he has made a good recovery, but continues to have some residual problems.