Girl files claim against city after crosswalk accident

A 13-year-old Ontario girl has filed a claim against the city of Huntington Beach after she was struck by a vehicle in a downtown crosswalk.

According to the claim, Autumn McDonough was struck at 6:59 p.m. Nov. 22 in a marked crosswalk at Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway. She suffered head trauma including brain damage, a fractured nose and other injuries and spent nine days at UC Irvine's Intensive Care Unit.

The claim, which asks for more than $10,000 in damages, says the city is liable for "dangerous road conditions" in the area where Autumn was hit, although it does not elaborate.

The girl's family could not be reached for comment, and spokeswoman Laurie Frymire said the city has no further information on the claim.

—Michael Miller

Twitter: @MichaelMillerHB

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