Tragic Traffic Accident in Oxnard | 8 Year Old Succumbs to Injuries

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

On Monday, September 30, 2019, at approximately 7:40 a.m., officers from the Oxnard Police Department and EMS personnel responded to a traffic collision involving three pedestrians at the intersection of Cooper Rd. and Anita Ave. Upon arrival, officers located an adult female and two children, an eight-year-old boy and nine-year-old girl, suffering from serious injuries. Ambulances transported the three victims to Ventura County Medical Center. Both females are in stable condition. Sadly, despite lifesaving efforts, the eight-year-old boy succumbed to his injuries. All three are residents of Oxnard. Both children are students of Cesar Chavez Elementary School. 

Based upon the preliminary investigation, officers believe that the three pedestrians were crossing northbound across Cooper Rd. at the intersection of Anita Ave. The pedestrians were crossing in a marked crosswalk next to Ramona Elementary School. A 2002 Chevrolet van was traveling eastbound on Cooper Rd. and struck the pedestrians. The driver of the van was a 17-year-old female resident from Ventura. The van’s driver remained at the scene. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the collision. Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor. 

Several students attending Ramona Elementary School witnessed the collision. The school’s administration has made counselors available to these students. 

 The collision is still under investigation. Anyone who has information regarding the collision is urged to contact Officer Justin Songer at (805)200-5668 or via email t [email protected]

The Oxnard Police Department wants to remind drivers to drive with caution and obey all traffic laws near schools. 

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