11-Year-Old Girl Killed in Turlock Hit-And-Run Crash on Lander and Linwood Avenues


Girl Killed in Turlock Car Accident on Lander and Linwood Avenues

Girl Killed in Turlock Car Accident on Lander and Linwood Avenues

Turlock, California – A girl died in a Turlock hit-and-run accident involving a driver who had been in another hit-and-run crash with a motorcyclist Sunday evening, according to the Turlock Police Department.

A silver Ford SUV collided with a motorcyclist in the 1600 block of Lander Avenue just before 5:20 p.m. November 8. The driver fled the scene and shortly after, collided with a red Honda Civic at Lander and Linwood avenues.

An 11-year-old girl, who was one of the five occupants of the Honda, was rushed to a hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.

The other occupants of the Honda were taken to the hospital and were expected to recover.

The driver of the Ford, Josue Leyva, 25, of Turlock, fled the scene after the second crash but went to the Turlock Police Department on Monday and was interviewed.

The motorcyclist involved in the first crash was hospitalized with moderate injuries.

Leyva is expected to face charges including vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run.

The crash is under investigation.

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.