Teenage Girls Fatally Struck by Vehicle in Tulare, CA
An impaired driver hit and killed two teenage girls in Tulare on Sunday night, March 13th.
Alondra Gastelum, 18, and Sareyna Bejarano, 17, were walking across Blackstone Street at MLK Avenue when they were hit.
Gastelum died at the scene and Bejarano was rushed to Fresno Community Regional Medical Center.
Unfortunately, Bejarano succumbed to her injuries on Wednesday night.
It was discovered that the involved driver, Manuel Correia, 83, was impaired at the time of the crash.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Alondra and Sareyna.
According to NHTSA, more than a quarter (25%) of accident-related deaths are linked to the use of alcohol. With that being said, according to the CDC, there are 30 people that are killed everyday in a car accident as a result of an alcohol-impaired driver. That is equivalent to one death every 50 minutes.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.