BOMBAY BEACH, California (December 4, 2014) – A second young Japanese woman has died following a solo crash on California State Route Highway 111, just a few miles north of A Street in Imperial County, according to a press release by the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner.
Five days after the November 29 crash, Saya Sonoda, 20, of Nagasaki, Japan died on Thursday about 3:52 p.m. at Desert Regional Medical Center. Sonoda was one of four young women traveling in a car whose driver lost control and crashed resulting in one fatality at the scene and three people seriously injured.
Yoshiko Hirooka, 22, who was studying at Central Washington University, died of her injuries at the scene of the crash. Sonoda was one of three women who were taken to Desert Regional for treatment of major injuries.
Two others, Maki Tagawa, 22, and Aimi Hayashi, 19, were also hospitalized. The four young people were all traveling in a 2012 Toyota Corolla that rolled over multiple times and ejected several people. Police have not disclosed who was driving the vehicle.
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“My condolences go out to the families of these two young women as they cope with this tremendous loss,” said Attorney James Johnson. “My prayers go out to the other two young ladies in hopes of a full recovery.”
Should you have legal questions following a car accident, contact Johnson Attorneys Group for a free consultation at 800-235-6801.
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