Three fatalities reported after 11-year-old ran stop sign

Legal news for California automobile accident attorneys. An unlicensed boy ran a stop sign and caused a fatal wreck.

California Highway Patrol alerts California automobile accident attorneys- A car ran a stop sign and hit a pickup truck, leaving three people dead.

Porterville, CA—A 11-year-old unlicensed boy ran a stop sign and hit a truck, leaving three people dead and another person seriously injured. The fatal wreck occurred on Tuesday night, January 12, 2010 at Roas152 and Avenue 168, as reported by KGPE.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that a 11-year-old boy was driving a 1993 Honda, when he neglected to yield to a stop sign and hit a southbound truck that was traveling on Road 152. The collision killed the 11-year-old boy, Jose Silva; his sister, Elizabeth, 6; and his mother, Maria Covarrubias, 30, all from Woodville. Another passenger riding in the Honda, Froylon Gonzalez, 34, was seriously injured and was flown to Community Regional Medical Center for treatment of her injuries by doctors and nurses. Gonzales is currently listed in critical condition. The driver of the pickup truck, Charles Seguin, 44, of Porterville was treated and released for his injuries. It is currently unknown why the underage and unlicensed boy was driving the car in the first place. Drugs and/or alcohol do not appear to be involved. A full investigation is underway. No citations in connection with the fatal crash have been issued at this time.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for California automobile accident lawyers.

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