3 Year-Old Omar Dies After Being Struck by Car on Halloween Night at Country Club Drive and Los Cerritos Park Place in Long Beach

Omar and Joseph Awaida Killed, Raihan Dakhil Injured in Long Beach Pedestrian Accident at Country Club Drive and Los Cerritos Park Place


Long Beach, 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 Navarro.

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 broken bones.

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 ongoing.

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.