Two young children, Fernando Benitez and Genesis Fuentes, aged 6 and 14 respectively, died this morning when the Mitsubishi Montero they were in rolled over in a tragic Riverside car accident. According to the California Highway Patrol, the Riverside freeway accident happened when a tire blew out and the driver of the vehicle, Tomasa Fuentes, lost control of the car.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the two children, who died at the scene, were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the car accident in Riverside on the 60 Freeway in Glen Avon. The other passengers in the vehicle, who apparently were wearing seatbelts, suffered injuries ranging from minor to severe.
The California Highway Patrol has not decided yet whether to pursue criminal charges for the Riverside wrongful death due to the lack of seatbelts.
In a rollover car accident like this, many things may be looked at by a Riverside personal injury attorney. First, there have been allegations that Mitsubishi Montero’s are prone to rollover accidents. Second, the reason the tire blew out should be examined by the Riverside injury lawyer. Third, it is unclear what relation Benitez had with the driver of the car. If Benitez was not a member of the family, his family may make a wrongful death claim against responsible parties.
Our California personal injury law office handles injury and wrongful death cases all over California, including the Riverside area. Anyone injured in an accident or who has lost a loved one can call our office for a free consultation with a California personal injury lawyer.