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Justin Nartea, 13, killed by minivan driver in Antioch

ANTIOCH, CA (June 16, 2022) – Justin Nartea, 13, of Antioch, was killed while he was on his skateboard by a minivan driver according to Mercury News.

The accident occurred around 8:55 p.m. Saturday on Dallas Ranch Road and Prewett Ranch Drive when a minivan heading north on Dallas Ranch Rd. struck Justin while he was crossing the road on his skateboard outside the area of a crosswalk.

The driver and other eyewitnesses remained on the scene and the driver spoke with law enforcement officials after the accident.

Emergency responders arrived to find Justin suffering from his injuries. Despite their efforts to treat the injured boy, he ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

The Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office pronounced Justin Nartea dead on the scene around 9:10 p.m.

Liability In Antioch Pedestrian Accidents

Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “An estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017. Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash.” There are a number of factors that could lead to a pedestrian collision including:

  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Driver distraction
  • Inclement weather

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a 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 facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating An Antioch Pedestrian Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Justin Nartea. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an Antioch pedestrian accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need assistance after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (844) 966-0965.



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