9-Year-Old Girl Dies in Pedestrian Accident

Four students were struck by a vehicle following a traffic collision on Thursday afternoon in Desert Hot Springs. 

The incident occurred just before 4 p.m. on Aurora Road. 

Per reports, a Cadillac hit a school bus before continuing on and hitting a speed limit sign, then the four students.  

Sadly, 9-year-old Monica Gonzalez Guzman died twenty minutes after at the scene. 

One of the other children sustained major injuries and the other two had minor injuries.

Additionally, the driver of the Cadillac was also hospitalized with unspecified injuries. 

The crash remains under investigation.

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Monica Gonzalez Guzman. 

According to statistics, 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 also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.

Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.

If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.

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