VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) A family is mourning the loss of two beautiful children that were killed in a tragic accident on Mojave Drive.
Pedro Basua Jr., 12, and his 10-year-old sister Teresa Basua, both of Adelanto, suffered traumatic injuries as result of the accident, confirmed the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office. At 8:45 PM, they were both pronounced dead at the scene.
On February 18, 2017, at 8:37 PM, deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and paramedics with the San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Amethyst Road and Mojave Drive in Victorville.
Per witness statements, a white Ford Taurus was traveling at speeds of 55-60 MPH eastbound on Mojave Drive when it T-boned a red Hyundai sedan. The Hyundai was said to be traveling northbound on Amethyst Drive and pulled out in front of the Taurus.
The impact caused Pedro Basua Jr to be ejected from the Hyundai. Teresa was pulled from the vehicle unresponsive. A third juvenile from the Hyundai was airlifted to a trauma center in critical condition.
The mother and father were in the vehicle and both transported with non-life threatening injuries.
“Stay Strong cousin Gloria and Peter may God comfort you in this time of need. Praying that you will pull (through) this cousin Joshua. RIP little cousins,” writes family member Mini Mendoza.
The Ford Taurus was occupied by three occupants that were all transported to area hospitals with unknown injuries.
Those familiar with the area have commented and urged The City of Victorville to add more signal lights to Mojave Drive.
“That area is horrible. My Parents died right down the street from there. Come on City of Victorville do something. How many more lives have to be lost?” commented Leann Owensby.
“The speed limit is 55-60 mph, and I’ve had people pass me at that speed on Mojave, so if you misjudge a car’s distance while turning from/to Amethyst (easy to do at night), it ends up being a tragic situation like this. So, yes, the city of Victorville does have a responsibility here,” stated Jason Bringhurst.
Authorities said drugs or alcohol did not immediately appear to be a contributing factor in the accident.
A Gofundme account is in place to help the family with financial assistance and burial expenses. Anyone wishing to help can donate by clicking the following link: Memorial for PedroJr & Teresa Basua
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident.