WRONGFULLY KILLED AFTER CROSSING THE STREET
A 70-year-old man was wrongfully killed in Simi Valley Tuesday, November 15. Around 5:34 p.m. the Simi Valley resident was on the 2300 block of Alamo Street near Atherwood Avenue. He was crossing near a crosswalk before he was hit by a vehicle. The man was taken to the hospital for his injuries but was unfortunately unable to survive.
THE AT-FAULT DRIVER
The vehicle involved was a Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by a Simi Valley man in his 50s. Cmdr. Lincoln Purcell said that the driver was cooperative and remained on the scene after the accident.
The Simi Valley Police Department found no indication that the driver was impaired by alcohol or drugs after their initial investigation. However, Purcell noted that the incident remains under investigation.
TRAFFIC IN VENTURA
As authorities were investigating the incident, the Police closed the stretch of Alamo between Wanda and Jasmine Glen avenues for several hours. The Alamo Street roadway was closed soon after the accident occurred.
Other accidents on the evening of November 15 clogged roads in both Ventura and Oxnard. Two separate crashes took place that day. The first incident involved a box truck crash on southbound Highway 101 in Ventura. The second involved large vehicles in Oxnard which tangled traffic.
THE VENTURA COUNTY AUTO ACCIDENT
According to the VC Star, the Ventura accident was reported around 6:05 p.m. on November 15. California Highway Patrol stated that the crash was located on the southbound freeway north of the junction with Highway 126.
Emergency crews partially blocked the right lane on southbound 101 for a significant period of time. This caused motorists to be backed up past Sanjon Drive until the lane cleared out at 7:30 p.m.
According to CHP, the 30-foot truck was carrying a load of showers and had gone down an embankment.
The second vehicle involved was said to have major driver-side damage. The vehicle was described to be a Hyundai Tucson. Thankfully, no serious injuries were immediately reported in the Ventura crash.
THE OXNARD AUTO ACCIDENT
The third crash on November 15 took place in Oxnard around 5:30 p.m. This involved a pickup truck and a cargo van. The crash was near the crossing of Ventura and Teal Club roads. Furthermore, Oxnard Police Department Cmdr. Rocky Marquez explained that a large emergency response was needed.
Marquez said that one person was brought by ambulance to St. John’s Regional Medical Center with injuries that did not seem life-threatening.
Our hearts go out to the victim’s family. Accidents like these should never occur and everyone should do their part to make sure it never happens again.
If you have any questions regarding an auto accident case, you should contact a car accident attorney immediately.