“Skateboarder Killed in Vehicle Crash”
HACIENDA HEIGHTS, CALIFORNIA (December 30, 2016) – 25 year old James Johnson was killed after a vehicle collision on Halliburton Road and Hacienda Boulevard on Friday, December 30, 2016. (map)
The fatal accident occurred approximately at 12:13 P.M. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Peter Nicholson, Johnson was riding his skateboard westbound on the south side of the sidewalk. Johnson entered into the intersection when the driver of a 2013 Hyundai Elantra, identified as 22 year old Samantha Mendoza of Arcadia, fatally struck Johnson.
Mendoza stopped to give aid to Johnson. Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said Attorney West Seegmiller. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. With offices available in Hacienda Heights, Whittier, La Habra, and throughout California, West Alliance Injury Lawyers strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 864-6664. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.