Thursday, February 11, 2010

Man Charged for Crash Caused by Underage Driver

A last month’s fatal accident believed to be caused by an 11-year-old driver who failed to stop at a red light is now blamed on the only passenger who survived the crash that killed the boy, his sister, and their mother.

Thirty-four-year-old Froylan Zamora Gonzalez was charged with two counts of child endangerment and three counts of vehicular manslaughter immediately after he was released from the hospital where he was treated for major injuries he sustained in the crash.

Relatives of the 11-year-old boy, Jose Silva Covarrubias, believe that he was having his driving lessons when the accident happened. It is initially reported that the family along with their housemate, Gonzalez, was heading home after Jose’s soccer practice.

Gonzalez’ negligence and role in the accident is not clear but he will now shoulder all these charges for the car accident which shouldn’t have happened if he didn’t allow the mother let the young boy drive the vehicle.