Three young boys, ages 15, 9, and 11, died in a fatal wrongful death car accident in a police chase on the night of Wednesday, January 28, 2009.
All three boys were residents of Fontana, according to the California Highway Patrol. Investigations have revealed that the 15-year-old and the 9-year-old were actually brothers while the 11-year-old was a friend in the front passenger seat.
The California Highway Patrol said the driver and front passenger were ejected and died at the scene of the car accident late Wednesday night, while the rear passenger, who had a seat belt on, died later at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.
The car’s driver had been pulled over at 8:55 p.m. on Sierra Avenue near the 210 Freeway for running a red light. As the officer walked up to the car, it sped away beginning a police pursuit. The car is owned by a parent of the 15-year-old driver, who fled from CHP at more than 90 mph when he lost control at a dip in the road and crashed into a house.
The speed and momentum of the automobile struck the outside of the house, continued through the wall, then went airborne and struck the roof. The car then landed on the lawn of the house up on its wheels. The five people inside the home at Alder and Shamrock avenues were not seriously hurt.
If one of our clients were involved in an automobile accident during a police chase, our car accident attorneys would conduct complicated analysis of the accident. Even though many wrongful deaths occur each year because of them, the authorities are working to lower the staggering car accident statistics associated with police chases.
This is an unfortunate car accident, not only for the three young boys who died, but even for the owners of the destroyed house. Our wrongful death lawyers do not condone underage driving and hope that this serves as a chilling lesson to children who think it would be fun to drive without proper training or a car driver’s license.
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