1 Killed, Several Injured in Alleged DUI Crash
POMONA (May 7, 2019) – A child suffered fatal injuries and three others were hospitalized in a head-on traffic crash in Pomona on Tuesday afternoon, May 7th, at approximately 4:24 p.m.
The head-on collision occurred on White Avenue near Fairplex when a dark blue SUV heading northbound crossed the center divider for an unknown reason. The SUV collided with a gold pickup truck that was headed southbound.
The SUV crashed onto the center divider and both vehicles had significant damage.
Paramedics responded to the crash site the sadly pronounced an 8-year-old child dead at the scene. The victim was identified as Julian George, 6.
Authorities report that Julian George was a passenger in the back seat of the pickup truck. Julian’s father, Peter George, was rushed to the hospital due to severe injuries. There were reports of several others injured in the tragic collision.
The facts that led up to the crash are unknown; however, police said they are investigating whether the SUV driver was under the influence of alcohol as beer bottles were found near the SUV.
Police report that drugs and/or alcohol may have been involved and factors in the collision.
“Once a thorough investigation has been completed, law enforcement will provide the facts and witness’ statements to the city’s District Attorney. The DA’s office will then decide if it reaches to a level of a crime,” said Candice Bond, a Managing Partner at Bond Sanchez-Gordon.
WRONGFUL DEATH AND PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS
The family of Julian George may be entitled to a wrongful death claim for the loss of love and companionship. The injured victims in this collision will also have a right to pursue a personal injury claim, pending the results of the investigation.
“Losing a loved one is a loss that is immeasurable. Not only is it a deeply emotional loss, but also an economic one. It is important that the family takes immediate steps to protect their legal rights following a loss,” added Bond. “We protect the victims of these tragedies daily, forcing the insurance companies and those responsible accountable to pay for their mistakes. Our prayers and condolences go out to the families at this time.”
Donations to the help the George family can be made on the George’s GoFundMe page.
(Candice Bond, who was interviewed for this article, is a Managing Partner at Bond Sanchez-Gordon. If you would like to contact Bond Sanchez-Gordon for legal guidance and counseling, call 800-471-0314)