RIVERSIDE, California –  A woman and child are killed and two others critically injured after a driver lost control of his vehicle and slammed into the bus stop where they were waiting.

Melissa Bernal, 28, of Riverside and Aniya Mitchell, 7, of Corona died Friday afternoon after the driver of a Kia sedan crashed into a bus stop at Magnolia Avenue and Tyler Street, according to a press release issued by the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner Department.

About 1:22 p.m., on Dec. 28, a 45-year-old man lost control of his Kia, struck a power pole and then drove into the pedestrians. The 30-year-old mother of the child who died at the scene was critically injured along with a 31-year-old man from Riverside who was also critically injured.

The Riverside Police Department reported that the driver was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, however, the crash is under investigation by police to determine its cause.

“Victims of car accidents can sue negligent drivers who cause injuries or death as a result of a crash,” said Attorney West Thomas, founder of the Thomas Law Firm. “Sometimes a driver is not held criminally liable for their actions and only a civil lawsuit for wrongful death or personal injury will help a victim obtain justice.”

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