California (November 3, 2019) – The 3-year-old boy who was struck alongside
his parents on Halloween night in Long Beach has died, the authorities
confirmed on Saturday.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident
happened at about 10 p.m. October 31, in the area of Country Club Drive and Los
Cerritos Park Place.
The authorities said 30-year-old Joseph Awaida, 32-year-old
Raihan Dakhil, and their son 3-year-old Omar were walking in the area when they
were struck by a southbound 2002 Toyota Sequoia driven by 20-year-old Carlo
The three pedestrians were seriously injured in the accident
and were transported to local hospitals. Sadly, Awaida died on Friday morning
while undergoing treatment.
Omar is reported to have succumbed to his internal injuries
Dakhil was hospitalized with severe spinal injuries and
Navarro was arrested on suspicion of DUI and booked into
Long Beach City Jail.
No further information was provided.
An investigation to determine the cause of the accident is
Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”
While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”
Mr. Khodaverdian, a contributor to this site, is available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.