John Macias, 11, Killed in Accident Near Vernon Middle School
MONTCLAIR (September 8, 2018) – The boy killed after being struck by a car on San Bernardino Street near a middle school Thursday has been identified as John Macias, according to The Press-Enterprise.
The 11-year-old boy from Montclair was a victim of a tragic incident which occurred just before 8 a.m. near Vernon Middle School.
As per the article, San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office said the child was crossing south on San Bernardino Street on his way to school when he was hit by a pickup truck. The car reportedly failed to stop at a stop sign before hitting the juvenile.
Boy Hit by Car in Montclair, September 6
John Macias suffered severe head injuries and was immediately taken to Montclair Hospital Medical Center where he later died. He was in a marked crosswalk when the accident took place.
Meanwhile, the driver of the pickup stopped and cooperated with the authorities. The cause of the collision remains under investigation.
Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact police at 909-621-4771.
We offer our prayers most heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of the boy during such a difficult time.
San Bernardino County Wrongful Death Lawyer
Based on the news report, the driver of the victim is accused of failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign and ultimately causing the collision that killed the innocent boy involved. A forensic examination of the vehicle and the young pedestrian will be made to help investigators determine the precise circumstances that led to tragic crash. Authorities will also determine whether or not the motorist was under the influence at the time, whether or not the party was distracted, operating the car recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact. Each of these factors plus several others will be assessed allowing police officials to draw up a final conclusion.
In such cases where negligence may have been a factor, the surviving family of the boy may have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit pending the result of the investigation.
The claim will include a recompense for the funeral costs, loss of future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim in an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and fight aggressively for your legal rights. Give us a call today at 855-703-4186 and speak with our experienced San Bernardino County County wrongful death lawyer for a free case consultation.
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