LA MIRADA, California (July 26, 2016) — Pedestrian Richard Del Castillo, 17, of Buena Park was killed in a car accident early Monday morning on Beach Boulevard, just north of Rosecrans Avenue, a California Highway Patrol report said.
The crash took place about 12:45 a.m. in the morning. The young man had been traveling in a car with four other people, but they all got out when it became disabled. A 21-year-old Whittier man then struck Del Castillo in the northbound lanes of Beach Boulevard. Paramedics responded and transported the injured teenager to UCI Medical Center in Orange where he died of his injuries about 6:48 a.m. the same day. There were no further details in the report about how the collision happened.
Police are investigating what happened and will issue a report with their findings.
We are deeply saddened by the news of this tragedy. We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the friends and family members of the person who died during such a difficult time.
Most deadly accidents are preventable tragedies. If a negligent party has disregarded the safety of others and has led to the death of a family member, it is likely you may have the right to a wrongful death lawsuit. If your loved one has been a victim of a tragic accident and you believe another person is at fault, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today to speak with one of our experienced Orange County lawyers at 800-235-6801.
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