Riverside, CA – Fatal Accident near Market and Frederick Streets Claims Passenger’s Life
Riverside, CA (July 16, 2018) – Local news sources reported that a fatal accident took place along the 60 Freeway in the vicinity of Market and Frederick Streets. The incident happened at approximately 3:30 AM in the early morning hours on Sunday, July 15, 2018. Authorities have identified the deceased victim as 23-year old Shanilka Mapatuna, a resident of Moreno Valley, and a living victim as 23-year old Alazar Omari, of Fontana. No detailed information concerning the suspect driver or additional people involved in the crash has been revealed at this time.
According to the reports from the California Highway Patrol, a 19-year old girl from Ontario was driving 2002 Ford Mustang at high speeds westbound in the 60 Freeway east lanes at Frederick. For over seven miles, the girl drove down the highway until her vehicle slammed into the front of a black Dodge Caravan occupied by Omari and Mapatuna. As a result of the impact, the Dodge slid towards the center highway median and slammed into a divider.
Afterward, officials reported that Mapatuna, who had been a front-seat passenger, had succumbed to injuries and died at the crash site.
Meanwhile, Omari and the suspect driver suffered critical injuries from the impact and were taken to Riverside Community Hospital for more in-depth treatment.
We offer our deepest condolences and most heartfelt prayers to the family and friends of Shanilka Mapatuna during this difficult time. We also send our loving prayers to Alazar Omari and wish the patient a swift and efficient recovery.
Riverside Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyer
As the reports indicate, the female driver was operating the Mustang above the legal speed limit, wrong-way driving, and causing a deadly collision that ultimately resulted in one casualty. As part of the ongoing investigation, authorities will also consider if drunk driving or drug abuse played any part in the events leading up to the crash.
Once the final results of the case have been released, the family members of Mapatuna will have the legal right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the guilty party. Likewise, Alazar Omari will have the legal right to file a personal injury lawsuit. By seeking legal assistance, these individuals can receive compensation for a variety of issues including medical bills, funeral expenses, tragic loss, vehicle insurance, and/or painful injuries.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.
If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.