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Long Beach, CA (November 6, 2019) – Authorities have confirmed further information concerning the tragic and fatal pedestrian collision that occurred in Long Beach on Thursday night, October 31st. The Halloween incident which killed a man and his son also left the boys’ mother, Raihan Dakhil, critically injured. Sadly, Dakhil is confirmed to have succumbed to her injuries.
According to police, 20-year-old Carlo Adrian Navarro, of Long Beach, was driving a 2002 Toyota Sequoia south on Country Club Drive at around 9:55 p.m. when he drove onto the sidewalk at the intersection with Los Cerritos Park Place. A family, identified as Joseph Awaida, 30, Raihan Dakhil, 32, and their three-year-old son were struck by the vehicle.
Awaida was pronounced deceased at the scene and their three-year-old son succumbed to his injuries at the hospital on Saturday, November 2nd. Authorities have now confirmed that Dakhil, who was initially listed in critical condition, has also died from her injuries.
Navarro has been arrested and charged with DUI, as well as gross vehicular manslaughter.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims at this time.
The state of California was found to have the 15th highest rate of fatal pedestrian accidents in the U.S. These statistics were reported with reserve for the first six months of the year 2017. During that time span, approximately 352 people were struck and killed in collisions with motor vehicles. Pedestrians are at substantial risk of enduring devastating or fatal injuries during a California pedestrian accident, especially one involving a seriously negligent and reckless driver.
Victims and their family members are often left with tremendous pain alongside the overwhelming difficulty of covering high expenses. Following such a sudden and devastating incident, particularly one caused by an intoxicated driver, it becomes imperative to understand that you may have serious rights protected by law.
At The May Firm, our accident attorneys are committed to holding negligent and blatantly criminal drivers accountable for the devastation they cause. If you have suffered as the result of a pedestrian accident with a reckless, criminal, or otherwise negligent driver, please don’t hesitate to leave us a message or call (844) 629-3476 for a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys today.
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