PIRU (December 20, 2016)- According to the Ventura County Star, a deadly collision involving five vehicles took place Monday afternoon at the intersection of Center Street and Highway 126 (Telegraph Road).
The crash took place at roughly 3:23 p.m. as Maria Del Carmen Paniagua, 41, waited to make a left turn before being struck by behind by a 26-year-old man driving a van.
Paniagua’s vehicle was pushed into the intersection and where he vehicle was hit by multiple vehicles causing her to be ejected from her Ford.
The 41-year-old woman sadly did not survive the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Major injuries were reported to other accident victims including two children, one who was airlifted to Lob Robles Med Center and another who was taken by ambulance to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
Drivers and passengers inside other vehicles all of Santa Paula were moderately injured and hospitalized.
The 26-year-old driver of the van who caused the collision sustained minor injuries and was transported to Ventura County Med Center
The intersection remained completely shut down for seven hours while the California Highway Patrol investigated the incident.
The staff members of Johnson Attorneys Group thoughts and prayers are with the victims involved and their family and friends during such difficult times.
A serious injury or a death to a family member after an accident is both tragic and devastating to a surviving family. The grief, shock, and anger that set in are overwhelming, to say the least. We understand that no amount of money can make up for a devastating injury or loss of a loved one, however, it is important that a victim or family be made aware of their rights. At Johnson Attorneys Group, our experienced attorneys work aggressively to recover everything our clients are entitled to by law. If you are looking for a wrongful death or personal injury attorney, contact our office today as we have locations in Ventura, Los Angeles, and Orange counties at 800-235-6801.
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