Teen Boy, 14, Dies from Injuries Suffered in Pedestrian Accident
OXNARD (June 4, 2018)– According to KEYT News, a teenager identified as Jason Ortega, 14, of Oxnard, has died of his injuries suffered from a pedestrian versus auto collision last Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Channel Islands Boulevard and Cloyne Street.
Authorities responded to the collision which transpired at precisely 7:10 a.m. involving Ortega and a 41-year-old woman driving a Chevy Traverse.
According to the report, preliminary investigations indicate that the 14-year-old teen was allegedly struck while in the means of a marked crosswalk by the Chevy.
Ortega was initially rushed to Ventura County Medical Center and later transported to LA’s Children’s Hospital where he sadly died of his injuries.
Authorities spoke with the motorist and did not believe that she was under the influence of any drugs or alcohol, however, the investigation being performed by the Oxnard Police Department is still pending.
No further details have been provided at this time.
The staff members of Johnson Attorneys Group thoughts and prayers are with the young boy, his family, and friends during such difficult times.
Oxnard Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Based on the details provided so far from the report, it seems as though the driver may likely at least share some responsibility for the collision as it is believed the victim may have been within the means of a marked crosswalk upon being struck. There are still many unanswered questions, however, under California law, drivers who are approaching a pedestrian are required to exercise due care and reduce their speed for the safety of the pedestrian.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing is clearly a factor, the surviving family of Jason Ortega will be entitled to a wrongful death lawsuit against the suspect. Family members of wrongful death victims are entitled to a recompense for damages including hospital bills, funeral costs, loss of future income and loss of love and companionship.
If you would like to speak with our experienced Oxnard wrongful death lawyers, call to request a free consultation at 855-703-4186.
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