January 10, 2023

Westminster, CA – 3-Year-Old Girl Struck, Killed in Crash on Goldenwest St.


Westminster, CA - 3-Year-Old Girl Struck, Killed in Crash on Goldenwest St.

Westminster, CA (January 10, 2023) – Police in Westminster were dispatched to the scene of a deadly crash involving a young girl on Friday, January 6th. The accident happened around 6:30 p.m. on Goldenwest Street near the intersection with 21st Street.

Police say that a diver was operating his car on westbound 21st Street when he tried to make a left turn onto Goldenwest Street. The driver failed to yield to a 3-year-old girl who was walking in the area with her family. The car struck the girl. Paramedics rushed her to Children’s Hospital Orange County, where she succumbed to her injuries. Following an investigation, police arrested Bautista Decastilla, the driver of the vehicle. Deccastilla was charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving without a license.

There were no other injuries reported as a result of the accident. No additional details have been released.

We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this tragic pedestrian crash in Westminster.

Pedestrian Accident in Westminster

Every year, there are hundreds of reported pedestrian crashes reported in Westminster and other locations in Orange County, California. These accidents often involve serious injuries and can even result in death for victims. Sadly, a number of crashes can end in the death of young victims and children. These are some of the most tragic and regrettable incidents that occur on our local roadways. Many pedestrian accidents will occur because of the negligence of at least one person who was involved. Police must closely investigate the accident to determine how it took place.

In a large number of cases, the crash could have been prevented through the exercise of normal care and caution. In such cases, the driver can be charged with a criminal offense for violating traffic laws. Additionally, this means that the injured victim may have the right to receive a financial recovery. Under California law, car accident victims can seek compensation for their injuries, including their medical bills and their pain and suffering. In the unfortunate event that a loved one is killed, a family member can seek recovery on behalf of their loved one.

At Madison Law Group, we know what you are going through following a sudden tragedy. No one ever expects that they will have to deal with the loss of a loved one in this manner. During this time, your focus is rightfully on your family and how you will move forward. We handle the legal details for you so that this process is easier.

We are standing by to take your call at any time. Our consultations are always free for all potential and prospective clients. If you find yourself in an overwhelming situation following a crash, we are here to help. When we meet with you, we will explain our individual approach to your case. To schedule your time to speak with a pedestrian accident lawyer in Westminster, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call any time at (310) 201-7676.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating this post. We have not independently verified the facts surrounding this particular accident. If you locate any inaccurate information, please contact Madison Law Group right away so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. If you would like to have the post removed from the site, we will do so upon request. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. This post is intended to be informational. None of the information in this post is intended for medical or legal advice. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, please seek medical attention from a qualified doctor right away. The photograph used in this post is not from this accident scene.