On August 5, two 14-year-old boys were hit by a vehicle while riding their bike near Camarillo’s Premium Outlets. One boy, Ethan Jordan, was hospitalized for suffering a traumatic brain injury.
Ethan and the other boy were riding their bikes through a parking lot when they were hit by a car heading south. The two boys were immediately sent to a hospital for their injuries.
The Children’s Injuries
One boy suffered minor incidents due to the accident and is currently recovering at home. He was alert at the time the paramedics arrived. The other boy, Ethan, suffered more severe injuries as a result of the accident.
Ethan’s mother, Nova Jordan, told KTLA that a truck yielded for the boys riding their bicycles. However, another vehicle went around the truck and struck the children. The driver of this motor vehicle was a 68-year-old female. She remained on the scene after the boys were hospitalized.
Nova said that her son was caught under the automobile and dragged across the ground. He did not have a pulse when paramedics arrived on the scene. His brain injury was extensive because he did not receive oxygen for 20 minutes after the accident.
Ethan Jordan is one of seven siblings in a blended family. The Jordans created a GoFundMe page to help with his traumatic brain injury. According to his family, he also suffered a cracked sternum, collapsed lung, fractured vertebrae, and serious road rash.
According to the fundraising page, Ethan’s status is “day to day…we won’t know the status of the damage to his brain due to being without oxygen for a period of time.” Although, everyone is exceptionally “hopeful and optimistic” for his recovery from the accident. The page continues by saying that Ethan is a “good kid.” He is the child that parents want their kids to be friends with. He has always been someone that is “extremely respectful, helpful, and caring.”
The fundraising page has been extremely successful to this day. The Jordans have raised over $30,000 with over 350 donations received for their child.
We wish Ethan and his family all the best during this challenging time.
How To Protect Yourself From Drivers Without Insurance
The smartest thing you can do for yourself and for your family is to have a good UIM / UM Auto Insurance Policy. UIM (Underinsured Motorist Coverage) or UM (Uninsured Motorist Coverage) protect you from other drivers on the road that have little or no auto insurance. If you do not have any UIM coverage, you are completely dependent on the coverage of the driver that hits you. In California, the minimum requirement for bodily injury insurance is only $15,000.00. This was the same requirement back in the 1970’s and it has never been increased. $15,000.00 would barely cover a hospital trip with today’s prices.
It is recommended that you have at least $100,000.00 in UIM coverage on your automobile insurance policy. However, the largest amount you can get is best. It is insurance that you hope you will never need, but if you ever you’ll be extremely grateful that you have it.
We recently had a case where a man was hit by a car that lost control of their vehicle. The impact sent him flying through the air. He ended up needing his hip replaced and a back surgery. The driver that hit him only had $15,000.00 of coverage. Fortunately, our client had $500,000.00 in UIM insurance. As a result, we were able to collect the full $500,000.00 on his behalf. Had he not protected himself, he would have been not been able to recover more than $15,000.00 which would not have even put a dent in his medical bills.
For any help or questions regarding an accident case or auto insurance, feel free to contact us for a free consultation.