Palmdale, CA (July 18, 2020) – On Friday night, July 17th, a 26-year-old man, identified as Pablo Barrios, of Los Angeles, was killed in a head-on crash that left three others seriously injured in Palmdale. The fatal accident happened along 90th Street East, a little south of Avenue Q.
Officers with the California Highway Patrol say that Jamie Gonzalez, 20, of Lancaster, was traveling south when he veered into the northbound lane at around 9:25 p.m. Gonzalez's vehicle collided head-on with a vehicle being operated by Barrios and occupied by two passengers.
Emergency medical crews arrived at the scene alongside police and firefighters. Barrios was pronounced deceased on location. Gonzalez and the two passengers in the other vehicle, identified as 26-year-old Lourdes Santos and a four-year-old girl were all hospitalized with serious injuries.
Officers took Gonzalez into custody the following morning, Saturday, July 18th, on suspicion of driving under the influence. The incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Pablo Barrios at this time. Our thoughts are with all injured victims and their families in hopes of their full recovery.
Fatal Car Accidents in Los Angeles County
In 2015, car accidents in Los Angeles County were shown to be responsible for the fatalities of at least 584 people. Negligent drivers who participate in actions like distracted or intoxicated driving often trigger seriously devastating accidents, and fully understanding your rights as a victim or bereaved loved one can be of the utmost importance. Before moving on, those who have suffered at the hands of a reckless individual should immediately realize the need for talented representation to assist them.
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At AgnewBrusavich, our dedicated Torrance car accident attorneys are devoted to helping those who have wrongfully suffered at the hands of an irresponsible party throughout Torrance and surrounding areas. We understand the overwhelming moments that follow a sudden and severe accident, and we are prepared to fight for the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured or lost a loved one because of someone else's negligence, contact our Los Angeles accident attorneys at (310) 928-9081 today.
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