Fatal Rollover Crash Victim Was Not Properly Restrained

A 5-year-old was killed after she was ejected from a vehicle in a rollover crash on northbound I-15 Sunday night. Police say 24-year-old Miguel Amador was driving in the No. 1 lane when his car drifted to the left for unknown reasons. Amador tried to return the Honda to the No. 1 lane, but he lost control of the vehicle. It skidded across the northbound lanes and overturned down an embankment. Five-year-old Leah Amador was ejected and suffered fatal injuries.

According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the child was not using safety equipment when the crash occurred. The driver and a 22-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries. A 1-month-old girl was also in the vehicle during the crash, but she was uninjured. The CHP continues to investigate the deadly rollover crash.

Proper use of a car seat is the most effective way to prevent children from being injured or killed in a crash. Sadly, many children lose their lives every year in crashes because they were not restrained in a car seat. Of the 451 children ages 8 and under who were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2014, 26% were not restrained in an age-appropriate car seat or seat belt.

“We’re praying for the family of this little girl who lost her life in this horrible accident,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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