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By Renee Nordstrand on September 25, 2009

A sixth grade student at Medea Creek School in Oak Park was hit by a car on his way to class on Tuesday, according to the Ventura County Star.  The eleven-year-old boy was hit only 300 yards away from campus as he exited his mother’s vehicle.

The driver who hit him was traveling at approximately 20 miles per hour when the boy got out of his mother’s vehicle and stepped in front of the driver, who swerved and narrowly avoided hitting him head-on, instead hitting the boy with the passenger side mirror.

The boy was in the intensive-care unit at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles as of Tuesday night.

This young boy’s family would do well to contact a California Personal Injury attorney who can help his family determine if he’s entitled to monetary compensation for his medical expenses and pain and suffering.