Girl, 12, Killed on 60 Freeway Attempting to Retrieve Fallen Clothing from Car Roof Rack, Car Accident Law Firm Reports

MIRA LOMA, California (Dec. 25, 2011) — A 12-year-old girl, attempting to pick up lost clothing scattered across the freeway, was struck and killed about 11 p.m. on Christmas day, California Highway Patrol reports show.
According to the Riverside Coroner’s Office, Eunice Flores, 12, of Riverside, was struck on State Route 60 just east of the Interstate 15 transition road on Sunday night. The driver of a white 1991 Mercedes Benz 300E who hit the girl was unable to avoid the California pedestrian accident. The driver, John Sullivan, 74, was driving roughly 70 mph at the time of the car accident.
Flores was traveling with her family including an aunt and cousins when suitcases strapped to the top of the car fell off onto the freeway. Her father, who was driving the car, pulled over to the right shoulder and stopped. Flores and her sister both exited the vehicle. Flores began running back and forth into the freeway to pick up the clothing. Family members reportedly shouted at both girls to get back into the car, but Flores was struck by the car and died at the scene of the California car accident.
“Sadly pedestrians should never should have be on the freeway,” said Attorney West Thomas, founder of the Thomas Law Firm. “My heart goes out to her family at this extremely difficult time.”

In California, fatal traffic accidents were down 12% to 2,715 deaths in 2010 compared to 3,090 killed in 2009, according to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Additionally, national statistics show that traffic fatalities have declined in recent years across the United States, down roughly 3% to 32,885 deaths in 2010 compared to 33,883 killed in 2009.
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2 thoughts on “Girl, 12, Killed on 60 Freeway Attempting to Retrieve Fallen Clothing from Car Roof Rack, Car Accident Law Firm Reports

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  2. anna castillo on said:

    My 20 year old daughter was struck by a vehicle 12-13-2010 she was in a car but the driver of the vehicle pulled to the shoulder of the freeway,becuase of a heated arguement in the vehicle my daughter annd a friend she was with both exited the vehicle and were walking up the offramp and my daughter Regina was struck and suffered massive injuries .i did speak to a laweyer whom decided not to take the case,at this time my daughter is still i a rehabilitation facility.What is the time frame i have to work with in order to file a suit????


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