7-Year-Old Fatally Struck on Lakewood Boulevard 

Gabriel Garate, only 7-years-old, was fatally struck by a pickup truck in Long Beach on Tuesday, July 26th. 

Per reports, the incident occurred at 5:25 p.m. on Lakewood Boulevard. 

Garate was crossing the street with his father when a Dodge Ram pickup truck hit him. 

The driver, ID’d as James Barnes, was arrested on vehicular manslaughter and was released Wednesday on a $50,000 bond. 

Anyone with information on the accident is urged to contact the Long Beach Police Department. 

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Gabriel Garate.

There was a 26% increase in pedestrian deaths in California from 2014-2018.

In addition, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average.

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 be entitled to wrongful death benefits.

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