Boy Killed, 3 Injured in Crash on Highway 118

Somis Accident Involving Tanker Truck Kills 9-Year-Old

Somis, CA (August 10, 2018) – A 9-year-old boy died and three others were injured in an accident in Somis. The fatal crash happened on the morning of August 10 on Highway 118.

The accident occurred when a tanker truck and a Chevrolet Impala collided on westbound Highway 118 at Balcom Canyon Road. The truck pulling two tank trailers of gasoline when it crashed into the left side of the Impala. Both vehicles spun out. The tanker overturned and spilled more than 1,000 gallons of gasoline.

Three people – a 45-year-old woman from Somis, her 9-year-old son and her 7-year-old daughter – were in the Impala at the time of the accident. All three suffered serious injuries and were taken to a local hospital.

The boy was pronounced dead at the hospital. The girl suffered life-threatening injuries to the head and lower extremities. The mother suffered major injuries to her left torso. 

The driver of the tanker, a 65-year-old man from Los Angeles, was taken to a local hospital with moderate injuries to his upper torso. The accident closed Highway 118 in both directions from Moorpark to Somis well into the night.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of the victim.

We understand what you are going through. The personal injury lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen have extensive experience in representing family members who have lost a loved one in an accident. We know how to get all of the compensation that you deserve. Our team of investigators, lawyers and paralegals can help guide you through the process of making a claim and recovering from your unfortunate loss. Call 1-800-718-4658 today to speak with a wrongful death attorney at our law firm.

If you are the accident victim or a family member of the victim, Nadrich & Cohen will request a copy of the police report and provide it to you free of charge. Please complete the Free Police Report Request Form on this page, or call us directly at 1-800-718-4658. We are here to help.


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