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80-Year-Old Ojai, California Man Killed in Tragic Mobility Scooter Crash


As drivers on the road, we all have a duty to try to avoid causing accidents, and to navigate the streets and roads safely. However, despite the best efforts of most Ventura drivers out on the road, horrific and fatal car accidents, truck accidents, and pedestrian accidents happen every day, and families lose loved ones far too often.

Unfortunately, the family of an Ojai, California man lost a beloved family member last week to a fatal mobility scooter accident. According to the Ventura County Star, David Whalen, an 80-year-old man from Ojai, was riding his mobility scooter on Saturday, April 27 near Grand Avenue and Lion Street at around 3:40 p.m. when he was involved in a car accident that caused him to suffer a head injury and “visible abrasions to his arms.” Although, initially, Mr. Whalen’s injuries were thought to be non-life-threatening by local law enforcement authorities, out of an abundance of caution due to his advanced age, he was flown by helicopter to Ventura County Medical Center. Tragically, at the hospital, Mr. Whalen passed away from his injuries. Reports were unclear as to exactly how long Mr. Whalen had been at the hospital before he died.

Law enforcement officers involved in the accident investigation indicated that they did not believe that drugs or alcohol played a role in the tragic and fatal accident, but that their investigation was ongoing. This mobility scooter accident is just one unfortunate example of the many ways in which car accidents happen on California streets every day.

When a Driver is Negligent in Causing a Car Accident, Seek Legal Help

No person should ever lose a loved one due to a negligent driver’s actions or inactions. However, it is important for Ventura residents to know that if they or their loved one is injured in a car accident, they may be entitled to money compensation under California personal injury laws. Under California personal injury laws, certain family members of those who are killed at the hands of a negligent driver may be entitled to compensation for their immeasurable loss, including loss of contribution to the household, medical and funeral expenses, and more. There is a limited time to file a claim for compensation under California wrongful death laws, so it is best to speak with an experienced Ventura car accident lawyer as soon as possible about your rights and options.

The experienced Ventura car accident lawyers at Zavala Law, PC help Ventura car accident victims and their families get justice under California personal injury and wrongful death laws. They fight to get their clients compensation for their injuries and losses. Contact the experienced Ventura car accident lawyers at Zavala Law, PC today to speak to an experienced lawyer about your rights and options for free.



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