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Victorville, CA – 4-month-old boy killed in horrific Victorville crash

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VICTORVILLE, CA (February 08, 2022) – A collision early Tuesday morning resulted in the death of a 4-month-old child. 

The accident occurred at 3:10 a.m. south of Palmdale Road on Interstate 15. An Apple Valley woman was driving northbound in a Hyundai SUV at an unknown speed when she approached a vehicle in front of her, according to authorities.

“She failed to slow down behind the slower moving vehicle ahead and struck the rear of it,” the CHP said. “After striking the rear of another vehicle, the Hyundai became disabled in the traffic lanes.”

She was struck by a vehicle that did not stop, and the crash is being investigated as a hit-and-run. The infant was sitting in the right rear passenger seat of the Hyundai. A half-hour later, he was pronounced dead at Victor Valley Global Medical Center. The woman was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained minor injuries. In the back of the Hyundai, a 4-year-old boy was not injured. It is unknown whether he was wearing a seatbelt.

CHP officer Mike Mumford said the crash was “devastating.” 

Mumford said CHP officers are still investigating whether the infant’s child seat was properly installed and used. According to the preliminary accident report, the child was not properly restrained.

Victorville Wrongful Death Lawyers

Motor vehicle accidents throughout the state of California leave more than 10,000 people injured every month. Many victims are left with brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones that require extensive medical treatment. In many cases, victims are simply not ready to put forth tens of thousands of dollars for surgery, medication, and hospitalization, much less the desire to pay an exorbitant amount of money for something they need as a result of another person’s actions. 

For this reason, our state provides avenues that accident victims can take to secure compensation for various costs they face after an accident. Working with a car accident attorney in California is your best at getting the justice and compensation you deserve.

Although there are several treatment options available for victims, they come at an extraordinary cost. There are many instances where car accidents are caused by the actions of other motorists. These accidents are often caused by people texting or using cellphones while driving, drunk driving, speeding, ignoring traffic control devices, and engaging in unsafe driving behaviors. 

Car Crash Attorneys In Victorville

When victims are harmed in accidents as a result of another driver’s negligence, it is crucial that they work with a Victorville wrongful death attorney to protect their legal rights. Seeking legal guidance from a qualified team of attorneys can help to ensure you are able to move forward in the aftermath of their accidents in the best position possible to recover. In many cases, victims may be entitled to compensation to cover some of the costs they face moving forward.

Over the years, the Victorville car accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped thousands of people harmed in accidents get the justice and compensation they deserve. When our clients are injured as a result of another person’s actions, we provide aggressive legal representation to ensure they are able to get full and fair compensation to cover the costs of medical treatment, lost wages, pain, and suffering, and a variety of other damages they face moving forward. 

We provide aggressive legal representation to ensure our clients are able to protect their best interests and legal rights. If you have been injured in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in California at (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available for you.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in Bakersfield.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in Bakersfield and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 


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