On the afternoon of November 7, two children sustained critical injuries after a man crashed his truck into an apartment complex in Oxnard.
Officials said that at about 4:30 p.m., Sonny Ramos, 37, drove a 2001 Chevy pickup truck through a stop sign at Elm Street and Gisler Avenue and then proceeded to crash into the California Garden Apartments.
After the truck crashed through a wall, it struck a 2-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy, pinning them underneath. They were taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
Ramos, who was extricated from the truck, also suffered critical injuries. His condition was later stabilized.
A 16-year-old girl, who was also inside the apartment at the time, sustained minor injuries.
At this time, investigators are still looking into drugs or alcohol as possible factors.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department.
Although the cause of the accident has not yet been confirmed, it is highly likely that driver error was a factor. These kinds of crashes usually occur because the driver is fatigued, distracted, or under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol – and thus are preventable. When a driver gets behind the wheel, it is their duty to make sure that they are in the condition to drive without putting themselves and others at risk. Those who fail in this duty and cause injury to others as a result should be held liable for the damage they have done. It is our hope that the innocent victims and their families in this incident get the justice and compensation they need and deserve.
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