A local Visalia family lost their 9 year old son when a northbound vehicle on Akers Road ran the red light at Hurley while the driver was talking on his cellphone. The boy was ejected and the vehicle rolled over onto him killing him instantly. The extended family has now become advocates for strong enforcement of the new laws which ban use of a phone while driving. A large financial settlement resulted including the establishment of a scholarship fund in their son’ name with the local school district. Attorney John Rozier assisted the family with this difficult process.
Please comment if you are aware of other accidents caused by cellphones.