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Santa Fe Springs Car Accident Kills 12-Year-Old, Father Arrested


Dec 13, 2017

According to ABC 7, a violent Santa Fe Springs car accident killed a 12-year-old boy and his father was arrested on suspected of DUI on Monday, December 11, 2017. The fatal car accident occurred around 6 p.m. near the intersection of Slauson Avenue and Dice Road. According to authorities, the car accident happened when the father in a Ford Explorer made a left turn onto Dice Road and was struck by another vehicle that had the right-of-way.

Due to the impact, the son was ejected from the Explorer. It is unknown if the child was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the car accident. Witnesses attempted to help the boy until paramedics arrived. He was transferred to a local hospital, where he eventually died. The father, identified as Jesus Tamayo, 45, of Bell Gardens was taken into custody. He is expected to face charges that include manslaughter, possession of a controlled substance, and child endangerment. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured. The fatal car accident remains under investigation.

Our team at West Coast Trial Lawyers sends our condolences to the family and loved ones of the boy involved in the car accident. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a car accident due to the negligence of another, you should seek the help of a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Our Los Angeles car accident attorneys have extensive experience in helping the victims and families of car accidents.

Feel free to call us today for a free consultation at (888) 888-9285 or visit our website www.westcoasttriallawyers.com.

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