Nine-year-old Xavier Williams and 10-year-old Latrelle Pearson were killed in a two-vehicle crash that took place on November 3 around 2:30 p.m. near Escondido. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), both of these boys were among a total of seven passengers travelling in a 2002 Dodge Caravan that crashed with a 2008 Scion.
The minivan spun, overturned, and Pearson, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown on the road, whereas Xavier, who was wearing a seat belt, was ejected partially out of the vehicle.
Both of the boys were pronounced dead at the accident site. Our Escondido personal injury law office sends our sincere condolences to the deceased victims’ parents and family for such a tremendous loss.
According to the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), car accidents contributed to 71 fatalities and left 5,819 people injured in 2009.
Fifty-two-year-old Roy Ruffin Jr., who was driving the Dodge Caravan, also suffered minor injuries. The medics that responded to the fatal car crash immediately took the Caravan driver along with the other four injured passengers to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.
Lisa Wehus, 24, who was driving the Scion, fortunately escaped unhurt. According to CHP public-affairs Officer Chris Parent, it is believed that an apparent lane change from one of the vehicles contributed to this fatal crash.
The parents of the deceased victims are strongly advised to immediately contact an experienced Escondido child injury accident attorney who would investigate any negligence on the other party involved and file a wrongful death claim to receive compensation for their loss.
If your child has been injured or killed in an auto accident, contact the legal team at the Jurewitz Law Group for a free consultation. Our experienced attorneys will help you know your legal rights at (888) 233-5020.
Ross Jurewitz is the founder and managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a San Diego personal injury attorney law firm. These San Diego injury accident lawyers specialize in helping people seriously injured in a variety of accidents throughout San Diego County and California.
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