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Shafter, CA – Jair Espinoza Killed in Multi-Vehicle Collision on Shafter Avenue

Shafter, California (October 30, 2018) – A 16-year-old high school student was killed in a car accident on Monday afternoon in Shafter. Jair Espinoza was killed in a crash that occurred at approximately 3:30 pm in the 500 block of N. Shafter Avenue near the Shafter Animal Control Shelter.Shafter, CA - Jair Espinoza Killed in Multi-Vehicle Collision on Shafter Avenue

According to investigators, Espinoza and his passenger were reportedly in a Honda sedan when, for indeterminate reasons, they were struck by a Dodge truck. According to first responders, Espinoza sustained major injuries upon impact of the collision, and paramedics transported him to a Bakersfield hospital. Sadly, Espinoza was pronounced dead at the hospital. His passenger reportedly sustained moderate injuries and was also transported to Bakersfield hospital for more in-depth treatment. The current physical condition of the injured victims has not been made public at this time. Authorities did not specify if the driver of the Dodge remained at the scene of the accident.

The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating this tragic accident. More details will be released when additional evidence comes to the surface.

We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Jair Espinoza. We wish you strength during your time of sorrow.

Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accidents in California

Drivers who are involved in motor vehicle accident are required by the law to remain at the scene of the accident and cooperate with the police department that is investigating the accident. Many circumstances surrounding this accident remain unclear at this time. Investigators will determine if speeding, distracted driving, or drugs or alcohol may have played a role in this accident. They will also consider if road defects, tire defects, or vehicle malfunctions played a part in the incident.

If you or a loved one has been involved and injured in a multi-vehicle accident that you believe was caused by the negligent actions of another party, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. You need to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

To speak with one of our qualified attorneys today call the Los Angeles Injury Group at 310-954-7248 to speak with our qualified accident attorneys and discuss how we can help you.

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