A 16-Year-Old Skateboarder Sustained Fatal Injuries in Warner Springs Crash
Warner Springs, CA (July 31, 2023) – A 16-year-old skateboarder succumbed to fatal injuries after a vehicle struck them in a Warner Springs crash. According to Fox 5, the crash occurred around 8:05 p.m. on Sunday.
A 16-year-old skateboarder succumbed to fatal injuries after a vehicle struck them in a Warner Springs crash on southbound State Route 79, North of Peralta Drive.
The California Highway Patrol reported a Warner Springs crash involving a 16-year-old skateboarder and vehicle on southbound State Route 79, North of Peralta Drive.
The skateboarder succumbed to his injuries due to the impact of the collision. As of now, police have not disclosed the young victim’s identity.
According to CHP Public Information Officer Jared Grieshaber, a 74-year-old Warner Springs man on a Mitsubishi Outlander traveled southbound on SR-79 when he was unable to avoid colliding with a skateboarder who headed northbound in the southbound lane.
The skateboarder, identified as a 16-year-old boy from Walter Springs, suffered critical injuries and was immediately transported to Inland Valley Hospital. Tragically, he later succumbed to his injuries at the medical center.
Meanwhile, both the driver of the Mitsubishi and his passenger, a 70-year-old woman, remained unharmed in the collision.
Moreover, while the investigation of this Warner Springs crash is ongoing, CHP believes that alcohol or drugs do not appear to be contributing factors in the collision.
J&M Tip: Exercising safety when driving with skateboarders includes maintaining a vigilant and cautious approach, anticipating their movements, and giving them ample space on the road.
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Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Warner Springs
In this case, the family members of the fatal 16-year-old victim in this Warner Springs crash can have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. These results can point out any acts of negligence by a person or business which might have contributed to the accident.
Indeed, no amount of money can ever make up for the injuries or death left by an accident caused by someone else. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind, so you can fully heal and recover.
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