Luis Lopez, 11, Killed and Matthew Lopez, 9, Injured After Car Crashes into Madera Home
MADERA (November 26, 2017) – 11-year-old boy Luis Lopez was killed, and his younger brother was injured after a vehicle slammed into a house along Road 37 Saturday morning.
According to the Fresno Bee, Luis and his 9-year-old brother Matthew Lopez were sleeping in their bedroom when a vehicle suddenly crashed into their home around 9:30 a.m.
The impact caused fatal injuries to Luis. The boy was pronounced deceased at the scene after being pinned under the truck.
Furthermore, reports indicated that Matthew was rushed to Valley Children’s Hospital with moderate to major injuries. A day after the incident, Matthew was reportedly released and is resting at home.
Investigators believed the involved motorist had a seizure and lost control of his vehicle. The truck accelerated and struck a propane tank, then went airborne before driving into the house. As per the article, the motorist also died following the crash.
Meanwhile, a witness claimed 12-year-old Marissa Lopez was also in the room when the truck came through the wall but she was able to escape unharmed.
A GoFundMe account was created to support the family of Luis, a student at Webster Elementary School, and a soccer player in the community.
We offer our condolences to the family members of the child and the other deceased, while our prayers remain with the injured boy in this accident.
Wrongful Death Lawyer and Personal Injury Lawyer
Johnson Attorneys Group has handled several cases where victims have been killed or injured in accidents which took place in Madera County. Recently, JAG Founder James Johnson has settled a case where a victim died after a vehicle plowed into a residential home and has obtained the compensation the family of the deceased deserved.
If your loved one has been involved in an auto accident and you are seeking answers, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group at 800-235-6801 and speak with our experienced Madera County lawyers. Give us a call today for a free case consultation and let us help you.
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