LANCASTER – A driver, her passenger and two of five young children were injured Tuesday morning when the minivan they were riding in collided with a car in a Lancaster intersection, authorities said.
The incident happened around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday on Avenue J at 70th Street East, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
Jacqueline Gonzalez, 24, of Lancaster was driving a 1993 Toyota Previa northbound on 70th Street East and had come to a complete stop at the posted stop sign at the Avenue J intersection, according to the CHP report.
The second vehicle, a 2010 Toyota Camry driven by 49-year-old Bronwynne Morris of Victorville, was traveling westbound on Avenue J at about 55 to 60 miles per hour, according to the report.
Gonzalez failed to clear the roadway from oncoming traffic and drove the minivan directly into the path of the Camry, and as a result, both vehicles collided, the CHP report states.
The Camry then struck a wooden telephone pole, breaking it from the base. Morris suffered moderate injuries, including pain to the neck and back, and was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital.
Gonzalez suffered major injuries, including facial injuries and pain to the body, and was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital.
An adult passenger in the minivan, 24-year-old Angel F. Aguilar of Lancaster, also suffered major injuries and was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital.
All five children riding in the minivan were transported by ambulance to Antelope Valley Hospital for evaluation.
A 9-year-old boy sustained a laceration to the left eye, and a 5-year-old boy sustained lacerations to the forehead.
A 1-year-old boy, a 3-year-old girl, and a 7-year-old girl were not injured in the collision, according to the CHP report.
During the preliminary investigation, it was determined that three out of the five children riding in the minivan were not properly secured in a child passenger safety restraint system, according to CHP Officer P. Torres.
The traffic collision is still under investigation, and DUI is not suspected to be a factor in the collision.
8 comments for "Driver, children injured in minivan crash"
my name is laura iam the mother of the 3and1 year old jacquline”the driver” is the girlfriend of my ex angel”the passanger”he is also the father of our 3and1 year old.the other 3 kids are jacquline kids.the only one in carseat was my 1year old.iam very upset at both of them and i want to persued the issued further any suggestions?
Golden hour says
Just thankful your babies were not thrown onto the road because of these idiots. You can go to court and get full custody and never allow Angel to touch your kids again. I think the court would be happy to do it. Never ever let him take them again in a vehicle. They both should get child endangerment charges against them. So sorry for you!!!!!
sharon griffing says
We live just east on East Avenue J. This is a dangerous intersection. In fact 70th is a dangerous street if you do not know the area. Vehicles go anywhere from 55 to 80+ mph on this section of J. Knowing the intersection and often stupidity of drivers, I slow when approaching 70th and observe traffic. This is a clear area and one can see for quite a distance. I’m sorry people were hurt. I believe people need to take responsibility.
It doesnt matter what ethnicity the person is ,WHAT matters is the irresponsibility of the said parents and or Parent… IF YOU CHOOSE to have that many kids in that close in age then you need to be prepared to spend time making sure they are securely in that car… I mean REALLY 9-7-5-3-1 all of them should have been in some sort of safety seat or seat belt..
Yo Mama says
DUI is NOT suspected to be a factor in this collision. Only stupidity. Shoulda never happened.
Yup since its a Hispanic name everybody assumes the worst. But if it were a mrs.smith she might have been driving to church right? I work at county and believe me I see alot of smiths rolling by for assistance.
No one brought up race. It could’ve been any surname, I would of made the same statement. Get over yourself.
So did Ms. Gonzalez have a valid drivers license, insurance registration and a good reason why she was driving around with children no in the proper child safety seats?