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9-Year-Old Girl Fighting for Life After Hit and Run Incident: Join the Fight to Help Journey Heal!

December 19, 2022
Pathway Law Firm

On November 19, 2022, 9-year-old Journey Nicholas was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene as she crossed the street with her aunt and two siblings. This was on 7th street in Victorville, California. The incident was confirmed in a previous VVNG article.

Journey was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries and has been in a fight for her life ever since. It took four hours for Journey’s mother, Adona Nicholas, to see her daughter at the hospital, as she had to drive to the scene of the accident and pick up her children before heading to the hospital. 

Journey’s mother, Adona Nicholas, described the night of the incident as a blur, not understanding how she was able to pick up her other two children from the scene and drive to the hospital in an emotional state. She says that it was the “scariest hours of my life,” as she feared the worst. 

“I walked in and I was taken back, and my first sight of my daughter was so hard I hit the ground,” Adona shared. 

Just twelve hours after a hit-and-run collision, law enforcement apprehended Seth Moeller (age 19 of Oro Grande) for the felony offense of fleeing from an accident that resulted in injury. Additionally, he was taken into custody on outstanding warrants concerning driving without a license; this is according to previous media reports by VVNG.

According to the law in California, anyone who leaves the scene of an accident in which there is property damage or personal injury may be charged with a felony hit-and-run. The seriousness of the charge depends on the severity of the injury or damage.

Journey was not just an innocent bystander; she had big dreams and goals. Adona shared with her mom that she aspired to be a dance teacher.

“She isn’t done with her dreams yet,” Adona said. “We are determined and hopeful that she will make it out of this horrible event back into my arms and back to her dreams.”

Injuries Journey Sustained from the Incident

Upon arrival at the hospital, doctors informed Adona that Journey had sustained multiple injuries due to the incident, including a fractured skull on the left side of her head, a collapsed lung, and swelling to her brain. She also suffered a bleeding spleen, two broken thighs, and damage to her brain stem. As devastating as the news was, Journey’s mother still held out hope. 

Journey’s Prior Accomplishments

Prior to her hit-and-run incident, Journey was a highly accomplished dancer. She had recently won first place in two categories during a dance convention and had aspirations of becoming a dance teacher one day.

Journey’s mother shared that her daughter is a warrior princess, saying that she had already overcome many odds prior to the incident. “I know my girl is a fighter and I know she will pull it out,” Adona said. She started a hashtag, “#JourneyStrong,” to rally support for her daughter.

Update on Journey

Currently, Journey is still in critical condition, with doctors keeping a close eye on her. Her family is still trying to maintain as much hope and positivity as possible.

“The first 12 hours were the scariest hours in my whole entire life. Then, we wanted to make 72 hours only, then 96 hours and now today we are on day 10!!,” stated Adona. It’s now been a month since the accident, with Journey still fighting for her life.

The community of Victorville, California has been rallying around Journey and her family since the incident. Adona expressed her appreciation on social media for all of those that have reached out, shared words of encouragement, provided prayers, and donated towards Journey’s medical expenses.

Pathway Law Firm Raises Awareness and Support for Journey’s Recovery 

The Pathway Law Firm is raising awareness and support for Journey’s recovery. The firm is committed to providing the best possible care for Journey and her family during this time and has set up a donation page to help with medical and other expenses. The firm also has a team of attorneys dedicated to handling the legal aspects related to the case. They are helping to ensure the Nicholas family receives justice for what happened to Journey that day. 

As a California-based law firm, Pathway Law Firm is proud to be standing up for victims of hit-and-run accidents in Victorville, CA. The firm hopes that their efforts will help bring justice not just to Journey and her family but to all the victims of such traumatic events.

We have a long history of representing clients in all types of personal injury cases, including those involving serious and life-altering injuries, such as those sustained by Journey.

If you or someone you love has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact Pathway Law Firm today for a free consultation. The firm is here to provide you with the support and legal advice you need.

We are praying for Journey and her family during this difficult time, and we hope that she makes a full recovery and can return to her favorite pastimes.

The family has set up a GoFundMe page, and a Venmo account for people who wish to donate. All of the money donated will go towards Journey’s medical expenses. You can also donate on a Go Fund Me page set up in Journey’s name. (Gofundme: Help Journey Fight for Her Life #journeystrong).

The Pathway Law Firm is also offering a free consultation for anyone who needs legal advice or representation concerning any other hit-and-run cases. We understand the emotional roller coaster that a family goes through in a time like this, and we want to be there to offer help during the process.

We encourage you to join us in supporting Journey and her family during this difficult time. Please consider making a donation or sharing her story to spread awareness. You can also send supportive messages to Journey’s family through social media using the hashtag “#JourneyStrong.”

Together, we can make a difference for Journey and her family.

Thank you for your support!

The Pathway Law Firm Team.