1 Killed and 1 Arrested in Long Beach Pedestrian Accident on Lakewood Boulevard and 23rd Street
LONG BEACH, CA (July 28, 2022) – Tuesday, authorities arrested James Barnes after a deadly crash on Lakewood Boulevard and 23rd Street.
According to the Long Beach Police Department, the incident happened at around 5:25 p.m. Moreover, it occurred on Lakewood Boulevard and 23rd Street.
Reports revealed that a westbound 2005 Dodge Ram pickup truck attempted to make a left turn to southbound Lakewood Boulevard. However, it failed to yield the right of way to pedestrians. Then, the vehicle struck a father and son crossing the roadway in a marked crosswalk.
Moreover, responders pronounced the 7-year-old boy dead at the scene. Also, authorities arrested and booked the vehicle driver, 57-year-old James Barnes on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.
Furthermore, officers do not believe that drugs, alcohol, or distracted driving played a role in the crash. Moreover, officials released Barnes early Wednesday morning on a $50,000 bond.
Meanwhile, the incident remained under investigation.
Sweet Lawyers sends our sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of the victim.
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Filing a wrongful death claim after the crash on Lakewood Boulevard and 23rd Street will help alleviate the financial burden the death of a relative has generated.
“Having legal representation after such a traumatic event will provide your family the space to heal. At the same time, ensuring that justice is brought to your loved one,” says Mark Sweet, of Sweet Lawyers.
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