Port Hueneme: Maria McCroskey Killed in Crash at Church
Posted on Jun 04, 2014
At about 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 1, 2014, Maria McCroskey was killed and another woman was injured in a crash at a church in Port Hueneme, reported the Los Angeles Times. The accident occurred in the parking lot of the First Assembly Church of God when Odessa Edward applied the accelerator instead of the break in her vehicle. She struck McCroskey and the other woman before crashing through a brick wall. McCroskey was pronounced dead at the scene. The other victim sustained broken legs. Edward faces charges for reckless driving.
The California Highway Patrol’s most current records indicate that no pedestrians were hurt or killed in traffic accidents that occurred in Port Hueneme in 2011. Throughout Ventura County, 4,803 people were killed or injured in motor vehicle collisions that year, 213 of whom were pedestrians. The California Office of Traffic Safety ranked Ventura 24th out of 58 counties for its incidence of fatal and injury collisions involving pedestrians in a ranking system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
When a motorist’s recklessness causes an accident that seriously or fatally harms others, the victims or their families may file personal injury or wrongful death claims against the motorist in order to obtain compensation for the expenses associated with their recoveries or losses. For more information, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Maria McCroskey. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the woman who was injured.