Deadly Off-Road Accident Kills Teen Boy
Authorities have identified 15-year-old Julian “Juju” Mendoza as the teen boy who was killed in an off-road crash on Sunday night.
The accident occurred in Victorville in the 16200 block of Winona Street between Sunset Canyon Way and Sixth Avenue.
According to CHP, the crash took place at 5:45 p.m.
The off-roading vehicle reportedly rolled-over in the open desert due to the driver losing control.
Mendoza was the passenger in the vehicle and was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.
As a result, the teen boy was ejected from the vehicle and sustained major injuries.
He was rushed to Desert Valley Hospital where he sadly died due to his injuries.
In addition, the rear passenger suffered a minor hand injury and also received treatment at the same hospital.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Julian Mendoza.
Statistics show that about one in three people injured in an off roading vehicle accident suffer a head or neck injury. The average fatality rate for an off roading vehicle accident is 622 fatalities per year. One in four people of those deaths are also under the age of 16.