Matthew Ismael Castanon has been identified by authorities as the teenage victim in a tragic bicycle  collision that occurred in Santa Paula on September 23. The teenager, a 16-year-old local resident, was riding a bicycle on West Santa Barbara Street near Blanchard Avenue, at about 5:53 p.m. when he collided with a vehicle. The circumstances have not been provided but the young man was badly injured and taken for treatment first at Ventura County Medical Center and then at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He tragically passed away from his injuries a week later on September 30. While the driver of the vehicle reportedly stopped at the scene and has been cooperative an investigation continues and witnesses are being sought.

We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the victim during this difficult time.

When individuals are harmed or killed in traffic accidents and another party is at fault, full compensation is not always granted, despite the circumstances. Skilled legal representation from a car accident attorney is typically a must in these situations. Legal Defenders at the Law Offices of Burg and Brock has helped countless families and individuals obtain the compensation they need to deal with expenses and move on with their lives. To learn more, call us today at (818) 405-9091.