La Mirada Woman Hit Walking Grandchildren Home from School
LA MIRADA (February 27, 2019) – The grandmother that was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Wednesday, February 20th, has been identified as Maria Chavarria.
Mrs. Chavarria, 68, was walking her two grandchildren home from Escalona Elementary School on the side of Escalona Road when all three pedestrians were suddenly struck by a sedan.
The felony driver immediately fled the scene in a hit-and-run offense. The male driver remains at large.
Mrs. Chavarria suffered critical injuries and had to be transported to a local hospital, where she later died.
Her two grandchildren suffered minor injuries.
Locals Urge the City to Help Make Escalona Road and Their Communities Safer
Locals state that Escalona road is dangerous for pedestrians and drivers habitually speed on this road. Mrs. Chavarria and the children were walking in the gutter on the side of Escalona road because the street has no sidewalks.
The community grieves for the family of the victims, while urging city officials to take action to ensure pedestrian safety.
An investigation remains ongoing to locate the felony hit-and-run driver and to determine whether the city will also be liable.
A GoFundMe donation page has been set up on behalf of Mrs. Chavarria to help support her family and their needs during this difficult time.
In incidences like these involving negligence, it is important that the victims of the collision and their families contact a personal injury and wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
Call 833-266-3534 to speak to a Bond & Taylor attorney.
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or might have additional information pertinent to the case is encouraged to contact the Hesperia Police Department at 760-947-1500.