SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, California (March 17, 2016) –Alexander De La Cruz, 14, of Apple Valley has been identified as the teenager killed Wednesday morning when he was struck by a car at Bear Valley and Navajo roads, about a block from the Apple Valley High School, according to a report by the San Bernardino County Coroner.
The boy was struck by the driver about 6:30 a.m. at the intersection which is controlled by four-way traffic lights. Paramedics rushed him to St. Mary Medical Center where he was later airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center, but died of his injuries.
The fatal crash is under investigation by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. The Apple Valley community reported eight fatal crashes in 2013 including four who were pedestrians, according to the CHP’s latest statistics compiled in its Statewide Integrated Traffic Report.
“Drivers must driver under 25 mph in school zones at times when children are present as was the case in this crash,” said Attorney James Johnson. “A motorist who is not obeying the law can be held liable criminally or in civil court for a wrongful death.”
The boy’s aunt has set up a GoFundMe website to raise money to help the family cover the financial costs resulting from the crash.
If you were hurt or have lost a loved one in a collision involving a negligent driver, Johnson Attorneys Group would like to offer a free consultation at 800-235-6801.
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