Sleep Deprivation Leaves Two Teens Dead
Sleep Deprivation – Ventura County Accident Leaves Two Teens Dead
Early Monday morning, on June 22, 2015, a group of 4 friends, 15-year-old driver, 22-year-old front passenger and two back-seat passengers – a 15-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy, were driving home from Disneyland. The accident happened on the U.S. 101 northbound freeway, just north of the State Beaches exit. At around 1:30 a.m., the group of friends, in a 2013 Honda Accord, drifted across the freeway, from the number one lane into the two and three lanes. The Honda Accord then hit a tracker-trailer on the shoulder and lost control.
Of the passengers, the driver and the backseat passenger behind him, the 15-year-old boy and girl, died in the car crash. The other two, suffering from serious injuries, were taken to the Ventura County Medical Center for treatment. A representative of the California Highway Patrol in Ventura called the deaths a tragedy. Reports indicate that while speed did not seem to be a factor in the accident, sleepiness was. Nevertheless, at this time the CHP does not know what exactly caused the accident.
Sharona Eslamboly Hakim, Esq. is a successful personal injury attorney and the principal of the Law Offices of Eslamboly Hakim firm in Beverly Hills, California.