Two Children Critically Injured in Traffic Collision
An 8-year-old boy died while undergoing treatment following a car accident in Walnut on Sunday morning.
The incident took place on May 8th just before 2 a.m. at the intersection of East Valley Boulevard and North Grand Avenue.
Phillip Rosas, 8, a 12-year-old girl, along with their mother and another adult were traveling in a Chrysler Town and Country minivan at the time of the accident.
A Toyota Camry hit their van, causing the minivan to shear a fire hydrant and the Camry to become engulfed in flames.
Due to the impact, the girl and Rosas were left in critical condition.
Sadly, the boy later died while undergoing treatment at the hospital. The mother along with the other adult were also hospitalized in stable condition.
Additionally, the Camry driver suffered undisclosed injuries and was also arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Phillip Rosas.
In 2020, studies showed that the state of California reported 3,723 motor-vehicle deaths which was an increase from 2019.
In the U.S. one’s odds of dying in a car accident is around 1 in 107.
Always make sure to wear a seatbelt, obey traffic laws, and avoid distractions while driving.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.