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Visalia, CA – Teen in stolen truck facing serious charges after killing 14-year-old

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VISALIA, CA – Visalia police say a 14-year-old Dinuba boy was killed when his truck crashed Friday morning. Around 7:40 a.m. CHP officers responded to SR-63/Dinuba Blvd. and Marlin Ave. near Ave. 320 were a head-on collision was reported. They found a Chevrolet Silverado and Chevrolet Traverse crashed into each other and then into a big rig that was parked.

According to authorities, a 15-year-old boy was driving the stolen pickup with a 14-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy as passengers. A police report states that the teen allowed his truck to drift off the road, overcorrected, and crashed into an oncoming SUV head-on. After that, both vehicles continued into the big rig parked at the side of the road. It was determined at the scene that the 14-year-old male in the back seat was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead.

Major injuries were reported to Kaweah Delta Medical Center by the 15-year-old driver and the 14-year-old girl. Kaweah Delta Medical Center treated a 27-year-old man who was injured in the SUV as well.

Visalia Wrongful Death Attorneys

Auto accidents throughout California claim the lives of more than 3,400 people each year. Although the majority of vehicle collisions are preventable, we continue to witness the impacts they have on families throughout our state. In fact, statistics show that more than 80% of accidents occur as a result of another driver’s reckless or negligent actions. The leading causes of crashes in our state include driving while impaired, careless driving, speeding, distracted driving, and disregarding traffic control devices. In many cases, families of those killed are left to deal with overwhelming mental and emotional consequences while trying to pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward.

As if dealing with overwhelming grief was not enough, numerous families are required to put forth tens of thousands of dollars to cover the funeral costs of their loved ones. When victims are killed in accidents resulting from the negligence of others, it is crucial that their families reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Visalia as soon as possible. Although we understand that no amount of compensation could ever take away a family’s pain and suffering, compensation can help grieving families cover the costs of burial and funeral expenses and alleviate the impact of lost wages moving forward.

Truck Accident Lawyers in Visalia

With nearly four decades of experience, the Visalia car accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped thousands of families hold wrongdoers accountable and get the justice they deserve for their loved ones. Being able to Our firm is dedicated to helping our clients focus on moving forward after experiencing an unexpected loss. We work hard to help families protect their legal rights and best interests. If your loved one lost their life in a collision, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our personal injury attorneys in Visalia at (888) 500-5000 to see how we can help you. Our team is available to meet with you and discuss legal options available to help you recover.

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 Visalia.  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.  

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