Nelson Rivas Arrested for Fatal Ventura Accident on Highway 101, Passenger Hospitalized
VENTURA, CA (June 21, 2021) – Sunday morning, one teen was killed and another suffered injuries in a fatal crash on Highway 101 and Victoria Avenue.
The deadly Ventura accident occurred at about 8:15 a.m. on southbound Highway 101 and Victoria Avenue.
When the crews arrived at the scene, they located two vehicles with major damage on the road. One vehicle landed on its roof, with a person trapped inside.
According to reports, a Nissan Armada SUV slowed down due to wreckage from a previous accident on the highway.
However, a white older-model Toyota van then rear-ended the SUV. As a result, the Armada overturned and landed on its roof.
Thus, fire crews used the Jaws of Life to free the male occupant from the Toyota van. Afterward, an ambulance transported him to Ventura County Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.
Also, responders took the Armada’s female driver to Ventura County Medical Center with moderate injuries.
At this time, the authorities revealed that one female passenger, 16-year-old Chloe Arbuckle of Ventura, died in the accident.
The other female passenger, a 17-year-old, suffered injuries of an unknown extent, and was taken to the hospital.
Furthermore, the crash led to the closure of all southbound lanes. However, the authorities soon managed the traffic through on the far left lane. Then, by 9:30 a.m., all southbound lanes have reopened.
Meanwhile, CHP says the other driver, Nelson Rivas, 22, was arrested for DUI.
Due to the limited information available, the authorities continue to investigate the fatal Ventura crash.
If you find yourself unable to safely operate a vehicle, you always have other options. For example, you can call a taxi service, Lyft, or Uber. By doing so, you can help ensure your safety and the safety of others.
What’s Next in Crash on Highway 101 and Victoria Avenue
Each year, around 20-50 million people suffer injuries due to a crash. Unfortunately, not everyone is properly informed about the things you should do next after an injury accident.
The most valuable step you can take in response to a Ventura crash is hiring a personal injury attorney. Personal injury attorneys prioritize your recovery, while securing your future from further losses a severe accident can bring.
“A common misconception is that personal injury lawyers don’t care. That is simply not true. Injury lawyers care about and want justice for their clients. We are driven by the desire to make our clients whole again,” says Steve Baric of Sweet Lawyers.
No one wants to be involved in an auto accident. However, if you or a loved one sustain injuries due to a reckless driver, reach out to us. With over 40 years of experience in the legal field, we know what it takes to win your personal injury case. We promise to fight, day and night, to achieve the justice and compensation that you and your family deserve. Call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation with a professional.