Moorpark, CA – Child Killed, Two Hurt in Tanker Truck Crash
Moorpark, CA (August 10, 2018) – A tragic accident on the 118 Freeway killed a child and left two others injured on Friday morning. According to California Highway Patrol, a Chevrolet and double tanker truck were involved in the crash. The accident occurred on the 118 Freeway just before 8:00 am.
The sequence of events leading up to the accident is not known and a cause is still being determined. Sadly, a 9 year old boy died from injuries suffered in the accident. A 7 year old girl and the female Chevrolet driver sustained serious injuries. It is not known if their injuries are life-threatening.
All lanes of the highway were closed following the crash as police cleared away the wreckage and examined the crash scene. The accident remains under further investigation and no charges have been issued at this time.
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We are saddened to hear of this tragic accident. Fatal accidents are never easy to process, but can be even worse when a child is involved in the collision. The loss of such a young life is truly devastating to all affected.
In the coming days, police will continue to investigate this crash. They will speak to any witnesses, including the driver of the tanker trunk. A crash reconstruction unit will likely be utilized. The reconstruction team will take measurements and make physical observations of the scene. This work will then be utilized in an effort to determine responsibility for the crash.
At this point, it is too early to speculate regarding the collision. If the tanker truck driver is deemed to be at fault, then the family of the deceased child may bring a wrongful death claim against the driver.
If you or a loved have suffered injuries in a Southern California accident, you need the best representation available. At the Los Angeles Injury Group, our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys treat every case with the care and compassion it deserves. We bring a wealth of experience to the table and we are prepared to take your case all the way to trial in order to obtain maximum compensation for you injuries.
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