Boy not in proper child seat injured in wreck on U.S. Highway 730


WALLA WALLA — A 5-year-old boy who wasn't properly restrained was injured Sunday afternoon when a sedan made a left turn in the path of his car on Highway 730.

Abdiel E. Hernandez, of Hermiston, was taken to Lourdes Medical Center in Pasco for treatment following the 3:55 p.m. crash.

A Washington State Patrol news release said the boy, who was a passenger in a 2001 Acura 3.2TL, had a lap and shoulder belt on but was not in a proper child seat.

According to the report, Anita Castrejon was eastbound in a 2013 Nissan Sentra behind a semi when she made a left turn in front of the westbound Acura.

The Acura then hit Castrejon’s Nissan on 730, 29 miles west of Walla Walla.

Troopers said Castrejon was at fault for failing to yield the right of way.

Both Castrejon, 23, of Pasco, and the Acura driver, Gino Cuneo, 66, of Walla, were not injured.


Myinput 1 year, 6 months ago

Is it really important to let the readers know that a young boy lost his life over improper restraining the day of the accident?

Sure, I understand you want to teach people about restraining your child properly - but how insensitive.

Isn't it bad enough that the little boy died, but to call out the family in the paper so close to the accident is just plain thoughtless. Come on UB and Hearld, have a little tact. Shame on you.

God bless this family.


carcrazy 1 year, 6 months ago

I'm not sure what you are talking about. Nobody died in this accident, at least it was not reported as such in any of the 3 area newspapers I checked. I don't see anything wrong with this story, it's almost word for word what was in the official WSP report.


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