Teen Cheerleaders Sue Former Murrieta Mayor Alan Long Over Alleged DUI Crash
By Veronica Rocha
November 11, 2014
Melissa Reynolds, a cheerleader from Murrieta Valley High School, may not be able to rally crowds of students again, her attorney said.
She suffered a broken neck and remains bedridden since she and three other cheerleaders were injured in a Oct. 16 crash involving former Murrieta Mayor Alan Long.
“Their lives are going to change because of this,” said her attorney, Jean-Simon Serrano.
The teen and fellow cheerleaders Chloe and Camille Rogers and Adrienna Williams are now suing Long for damages, saying he was negligent when he drove drunk and crashed into them, according to the lawsuit filed Monday in Riverside County Superior Court.
The girls, who are 14 to 17, were headed home after attending a school pep rally, their attorney said.
They were two blocks from their homes when Long, who was driving his full-size vehicle south on Jefferson Avenue toward Lily Avenue about 8:20 p.m., crashed into the back of the Chrysler 300 the girls were in, police said.
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