Irvine police are investigating the heartbreaking death of a toddler killed earlier this week by an Amazon delivery van inside an apartment complex. According to news reports, the Amazon van struck a 23-month-old girl playing in the driveway of her family's garage. Police told media outlets a third-party contractor operates the van and that alcohol and drugs "do not appear to be a factor."
GBW expresses its heartfelt condolences to the family and the Irvine community, shocked and saddened by this sudden tragedy. Our litigation team is closely monitoring the situation. Amazon Delivery vans have had a history of problems. In fact, some of those vans are currently under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Did you know that there has been a recall of nearly 50 thousand Mercedes-Benz Sprinters (often used as Amazon delivery vans) in January of this year? Various outlets reported that NHTSA looked into several incidents involving complaints of delivery vans with automatic shifting features rolling away while in the park, using the Auto-P function. Multiple crashes or fires have been reported as a result of these incidents.
GBW is currently handling a case involving an Amazon delivery vehicle (that is subject of the NHSTA recall) that due to the defects in the vehicle caused serious injuries.
At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, we have extensive experience in wrongful death cases, cases involving vehicle collisions, and cases that involve defectively designed vehicles. We know how to handle the unique legal issues involved in these claims. We dedicate our work and resources to protecting clients' best interests who have suffered devastating injuries or lost loved ones due to someone else's negligence.Social Caption: Tragic news of a heartbreaking death of a 23-month-old girl being struck by an Amazon Delivery Van playing outside her home was reported yesterday by the Irvine police. Greene Broillet & Wheeler expresses its heartfelt condolences to the family and is closely following the situation. Amazon Vehicles are currently under investigation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Did you know that nearly 50 thousand Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Delivery Vans (cans typically used by Amazon) have been recalled since January of this year? Our team is currently handling another case involving a recalled Amazon vehicles that caused a serious injury.