Nevaeh Gomez Identified as Girl Killed in Oxnard Scooter Crash on East Pleasant Valley Road near Hailes Road
Oxnard, California (June 27, 2020) – Authorities have identified Nevaeh Gomez, 7, of Oxnard, as the girl who was killed in a scooter accident on Monday night in Oxnard.
At about 9:15 p.m., on June 22, the police responded to the deadly crash on East Pleasant Valley Road, just west of Hailes Road.
As per the CHP report, a 2016 Acura TLX sedan, driven by Jacob Caliboso, 21, of Oxnard, was driving westbound on Pleasant Valley when, for unknown reasons, it crossed the center median and collided head-on with a 2013 Yamaha scooter.
The scooter, operated by Elva Andrade, 55, of Camarillo, was reportedly heading eastbound when the collision occurred.
Andrade was declared dead at the scene.
Gomez, who was a passenger on the scooter, sustained major injuries and was transported to a hospital where she succumbed to her injuries the following day.
Caliboso was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and felony gross vehicular manslaughter, and as of Friday night, Caliboso remained in jail with bail set at $100,000.
The crash remains under investigation.
“Far too many motorcycle collisions are caused by the carelessness or recklessness of other motorists. Sadly, when this occurs, motorcyclists are the ones who tend to suffer the vast majority of injuries”, according to Arin Khodaverdian, Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group. Under California’s rule of comparative negligence, a victim may be able to collect compensation for injuries and other damages even if you were partly at fault for the accident.