Phillip Daniel Rosas killed, 12yo seriously injured by suspected DUI driver

Posted: May 18, 2022

CITY OF INDUSTRY (May 11, 2022) – An accident in the City of Industry leaves Phillip Daniel Rosas, 8 years old, dead and his 12-year-old sister in critical condition. 

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the two-car accident occurred around 2 a.m. at the intersection of Valley Boulevard and Grand Avenue. 

The young boy, identified as Phillip Daniel Rosas, was killed as a result of another driver running a red light at the intersection, where that driver is suspected of a DUI.

Rosas’ 12-year-old sister, identified as Zoye Marie Rosas, was taken to the hospital in critical condition. She was placed in a medically induced coma after receiving surgery on her tailbone and having her spleen removed. She is currently in stable, yet critical condition. 

The parents of the two children were injured, but were not transported to the hospital. The family said they were on their way home from a trip to Disneyland, and were only a few blocks away from home. 

The driver who ran the red light is also in the hospital, and his condition remains unknown. The sheriff’s department says he is suspected of DUI, but that the accident is still under investigation. 

Liability In City of Industry DUI Car Accidents

It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 23152, “(a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle. (b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.” Even small amounts of alcohol can substantially impair drivers in the following ways:

  • Delayed reaction times
  • Loss of muscle control
  • Impaired judgment
  • Lowered alertness

The family of any victim that has been injured or killed in a collision with a drunk driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury or wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A City of Industry DUI Car Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Phillip Daniel Rosas. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police. A thorough investigation must be conducted for the sake of all who have lost so much.

Do you need more information about an accident that took place in the City of Industry? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 395-7234.

 

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