Oxnard: Jill McDonald Killed, Robert Ramos, Donna Leitte, and Four Children Injured in Head-On Collision
Shortly before noon on Monday, March 12th, 52-year-old Jill McDonald was killed and Robert Ramos, 60, Donna Leitte, 62, and four children were injured in a head-on collision in Oxnard. While traveling southbound on Victoria Avenue in a BMW, McDonald veered into the oncoming traffic of opposing lanes, colliding head-on with an SUV and a sedan. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Ramos, the driver of the SUV, sustained leg and chest injuries, while Leitte, the driver of the sedan, and her four occupants suffered minor to moderate trauma. Authorities are investigating the crash and have asked that witnesses call Senior Officer Maria Pena at 805-385-7750.
“After a multiple vehicle accident resulting in fatal and serious injuries, gathering evidence at the scene and interviewing witnesses as soon as possible is crucial to determining the cause,” explained California personal injury attorney James Ballidis.
Oxnard accounted for 13 of the 50 fatalities and 1,113 of the 4,259 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in traffic accidents in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the accident statistics of cities with similarly sized populations, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings. A city that places 1st is considered to have the worst record. That year, Oxnard ranked 6th out of 53 cities for fatal and injury traffic collisions.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Jill McDonald, the woman who was killed in the head-on collision on Monday. We would also like to wish a full recovery to Robert Ramos, Donna Leitte, and the four children who were injured.
The Ventura County Star originally reported this fatal crash.
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