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02 May 2016 By James M. Johnson 0 comments

Justin Paz, 9, Killed in Oildale on Lincoln Avenue

Tony Santiago Fatally Hits Justin Paz, Injures 13-Year-Old Brother

Oildale fatal accident Grant DriveOILDALE, California (May 2, 2016) – A boy identified as Justin Paz, 9, was killed and his brother was hurt after being hit by a vehicle on Grant Drive Monday morning, according to Bakersfield Now.

The collision occurred just before 8:30 a.m., south of Lincoln Avenue, east of North Beardsley Elementary.

As per the article, California Highway Patrol said the mother was reportedly in the middle of a breakup with her boyfriend, 38-year-old Tony Ronald Santiago when he backed his SUV in an unsafe manner. Santiago’s vehicle ran over both Justin Paz his 13-year-old brother.

23 ABC News said that Justin Paz was taken to Kern Medical Center, where he later died. The older boy sustained minor injuries.

According to Bakersfield Now, Santiago drove onto the sidewalk and went off the curb, crashing into a fire hydrant and a nearby fence. CHP believed the woman and her children attempted to stop him, in the process the car struck both young victims.

Meanwhile, Santiago was reportedly cooperating with the authorities. The incident remains under investigation.


Our staff members at Johnson Attorneys Group prayers and thoughts rest with the family members of the innocent boy whose life was taken in this tragedy and also remain with the injured victim at this time.

Losing a loved one suddenly is devastating for any family to endure, especially when that loved one’s life is taken as a result of someone else’s negligence. The loss is immeasurable. At Johnson Attorneys Group, we understand that losing a loved one is not only a deeply emotional loss but also an economic one. If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, contact our law firm and speak with an experienced Kern County wrongful death attorney today at 800-235-6801.

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