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January 2010 Archives

Traffic fatalities down in Kern

According to a January 30 report in the Bakersfield Californian, traffic fatalities have dropped nearly half in the last three decades in Kern. This is amongst a population that has doubled and the miles driven by Californians having doubled as well. Many attribute the safer roads to drivers being more educated and driving more safely. Vehicles and roads are also engineered better and medicine has advanced so doctors are more easily able to save lives. The attorneys of Nelson and Rozier urge all motorists to drive more safely, following traffic laws, speed limits, and to always wear a seat belt. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Road work in Visalia may affect traffic

According to the January 30 Visalia Times Delta report, ramps on Highway 198 at Court Street in Visalia will be closed 9 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday of next week. This is order for crews to work on building an overpass at Santa Fe Street. Another project, installing a roundabout at Houston Avenue and Santa Fe Street may also adversely affect traffic. Crews will be working to patch potholes. Detour signs will be in place where necessary. Motorists are cautioned to take alternate routes where possible in order to avoid congestion and possible collisions. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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January 15 Fresno motorcycle accident update

The motorcycle accident on January 15 in Fresno that killed Craig Ouimet now has some further details. It has been reported that Ouimet had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his blood at the time of the crash. Ouimet was traveling on North Figarden Drive when he lost control of his Harley Davidson on a turn near Bullard Avenue. Ouimet was thrown from the motorcycle after hitting a curb. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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January 29 Fresno accident at Olive Avenue and Maple Avenue

On January 29 there was a three-vehicle crash at Maple Avenue and Olive Avenue in Fresno. The accident caused road closure on southbound Maple avenue at Olive Avenue. The accident occurred during the morning commute, around 8 am. No further details are available at this time. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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January 28 Merced accident on East Childs

On January 28 there was a two-vehicle accident on East Childs Road in Merced. The accident occurred between a 4-Runner and a truck. One occupant of the 4-Runner was hospitalized. The cause of the accident is unknown at this time. It is being investigated to see whether alcohol could have been a factor. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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January 27 accident in Visalia at Giddings and Mineral King

On January 27 an accident occurred at Giddings and Mineral King in Visalia sending Noha Thomas to the hospital. Thomas was in a Volvo that failed to stop at a red light when the Volvo was hit by a Hummer H3. The accident caused the intersection to be closed for close to an hour. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Madera hit and run injures two

January 25, 2010--Last Monday's motor vehicle accident in Madera started when a Honda Accord automobile ran a red light at the intersection of Lake and Yosemite striking a car with two occupants who were both transported to Madera Community Hospital in Madera.  The passenger fractured her leg.Issues to be resolved include whether the hit and run driver can be found, whether the innocent vehicle carried uninsured motorist coverage and whether the speeds of each car can be determined from the evidence.  If you would like these issues investigated further then please call us.  Our offices are located just one hour to the south in Visalia and we would be glad to come to you.  http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Car crash at Giddings and Mineral King in Visalia

January 27, 2010--Yesterday's motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Giddings and Mineral King in Visalia resulted when the driver of a Volvo failed to stop for a red light.  The driver was identified as Noha Thomas of Visalia.  A Redwood High student driving a Hummer may have also been injured.Please contact us if you would like this matter investigated further.  Our office in Visalia is located just two miles from the scene of this accident.  http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Senate pushed to ban texting while driving nation wide

On January 26 the Transportation Department announced a ban on texting for all truckers and bus drivers. The announcement also called for President Obama to ban texting by all motorists. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, 6,000 people were killed nation wide last year by distracted drivers. Another half million people were injured. Laws banning texting are already in place in 18 states. However, Senators are asking for a nationwide ban. The dangers of texting and driving have been proven time and time again. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by another driver's use of a cell phone while driving please contact us at http://www.nelsonrozier.com/.
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January 26 wrongful death motorcycle accident on Leonard Avenue near Dinuba Avenue

On January 26 Francisco Rodriguez was killed when his motorcycle hit a dog on Leonard Avenue near Dinuba Avenue. Reportedly the animal ran into the road in front of him and Rodriguez was thrown from the vehicle. The speed of the motorcycle is unknown at this time. The dog also suffered fatal injuries from the crash. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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January 27 Kingsburg accident injuresa CHP officer

On January 27 Garrett Perez, a CHP officer, was injured when his car was hit by a Toyota on Mountain View Avenue near Madsen Avenue in Kingsburg. The patrol car was being driven by CHP officer Gabriel Perez when the two officers went to check on a vehicle fire. Gabriel Perez positioned his car to turn left, when the Toyota came up on his right. He then decided to turn right instead and hit the Toyota. Garrett Perez was taken to Kaiser Permanente where he was treated for mminor injuries. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Porterville man jailed over hit and run

January 26, 2010--A 26 year old Porterville man was jailed after his vehicle was found ditched in an orchard near where a passing motorist had located the body of a wrongful death victim.  The body was found on Road 236 north of Avenue 100.  Please call us if you are related to the victim and would like this case investigated further.  http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Selma motorcycle hits dog resulting in wrongful death

January 26, 2010--According to the Fresno Bee newspaper, a 43 year old Selma man was killed when his motorcycle hit a dog on Leonard Avenue near Dinuba Avenue yesterday afternoon.  The wrongful death resulted when he was thrown from the cycle.Issues to be investigated include whether the dog owner had violated a leash ordinance, whether homeowners insurance may apply, and whether there have been prior similar incidents.  The law firm of Nelson and Rozier in Visalia is located just 20 miles from the scene of this accident and stands ready to investigate these issues.  Please give us a call.  Attorney John Rozier 559-713-0159.  http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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January 26 pedestrian accident at Houston Avenue and Jacob Street in Visalia

On January 26 a 10-year-old girl was hit by a car in a pedestrian accident at the intersection of Houston Avenue and Jacob Street in Visalia. The girl was walking to school when a Honda hit her. She was taken by ambulance to Community Regional Medical Center for injuries to her leg. Her exact condition is not known at this time. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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January 24 fatal accident in south Tulare

On January 24 Ernest Hernandez Renaldi was killed when he rolled the Cadillac Escalade he was driving and was ejected from the vehicle in south Tulare. The accident occurred when he lost control of the vehicle on a curve. The SUV went off the road and turned five times, resting on its roof. Renaldi was declared dead at the scene of the accident. Four other people in the vehicle were injured. The injured include Sergio Lara, Andrew Torres, Angel Garibhy, and a 17-year-old boy. Lara's and Torres's injuries appear to have been minor. However, Garibhy was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center with head injuries and the minor had a punctured lung and a broken neck. Reportedly Renaldi was not wearing a seatbelt, had he been it could have saved his life. Speed may have been a factor in the crash. All the victims were residents of Strathmore and were returning home after visiting Visalia. The law offices of Nelson and Rozier are located in Visalia. We specialize in personal injury claims related to traffic accidents. Please contact us at http://www.nelsonrozier.com/ if you are interested in experienced legal representation to recover money to help cover medical bills as well as pain and suffering.
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January 25 accident on Highway 198 in Hanford injures 6

On January 25 six people were injured in an accident on Highway 198 at 12th Avenue in Hanford. The accident closed eastbound Highway 198 for 2 1/2 hours that night. The accident occurred when a small car slowed for a tow truck that was removing debris from the road. The small car was then rear ended by an SUV. Five of the vicitms were in that small car. The three in the back seat, all teenagers, were all in critical condition. The driver of the SUV, also a teenager, sustained minor injuries. The victims were all taken to Community Regional Medical Center. The law offices of Nelson and Rozier are located just west of the scene of the accident in Visalia. We specialize in personal injury and traffic accidents. If you would like a specialist in the field to help you recover the largest settlement possible to pay for medical bills as well as pain and suffering please contact us at http://www.nelsonrozier.com/ or call attorney John Rozier at 559-713-0159.
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January 24 wrongful death accident at McKinley Avenue and Highway 145 in Fresno

On January 24 a 76-year-old man was killed and two other men injured in a wrongful death accident at Highway 145 and McKinley Avenue in Fresno. Reportedly Michael Freeman was westbound on McKinley Avenue when his vehicle collided with a Nissan traveling southbound on Highway 145. The driver of the Nissan was taken to Community Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Freeman and the passenger in his vehicle, Dustin Perger, were both taken to Community Regional Medical Center as well with major injuries. Freeman was later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Tulare fatality kills Strathmore man in SUV rollover

January 24, 2010--Sunday's rollover accident involving an SUV resulted in the wrongful death of a Strathmore man.  4 others were injured.  The deceased was identified as 26 year old Hernandez Renaldi.  The motor vehicle accident in Tulare County took place where Mooney Boulevard turns into Foster Drive near Tulare.There were no reports as to whether alcohol or drugs may be involved.  Issues to be investigated include whether the passengers were covered by uninsured motorist coverage, the speed of the vehicle, any roadway defects, etc.  Please let us investigate this matter further.  559-713-0159  Attorney John Rozier of Visalia.  Our lawfirm is located just 10 miles from the scene of this accident.  http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Highway 198 crash in Hanford

January 25, 2010--Yesterday's motor vehicle crash on Highway 198 in Hanford injured 6.  A SUV rearended a smaller car whose five occupants were injured.  The smaller car had been slowing for a tow truck up ahead.  The victims were taken to Fresno's Community Regional Medical Center.The event data recorders for each vehicle may have recorded the pre-accident speeds.  Our engineers can download this information.  Our law offices are located about 20 miles from the scene of this accident.  Due to the multiple parties involved, we can only help the party who is the first to call.  Please call right away to get started.  559-713-0159  Attorney John Rozier.  http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Wrongful death motor vehicle accident west of Fresno

January 24, 2010--According to the Fresno Bee newspaper, alcohol was involved in Sunday's fatal accident west of Fresno.  23 year old Michael Freeman was westbound on McKinley and had been drinking.  He collided with a southbound Nissan Frontier on Highway 145 driven by a 76 year old male who expired in this wrongful death collision. Both Mr. Freeman and his passenger Dustin Perger sustained serious injuries and were taken to Regional Medical Center in Fresno.Issues to be investigated include the speed of each vehicle, whether stop signs or stop lights were in place, the availability of uninsured motorist coverage, whether either party was on the job, and the information which our engineers can download from the event data recorders or air bag black boxes.  Our law offices are located about 50 miles from the scene of this accident.  Please give us a call right away.  http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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January 24 accident resulting in a wrongful death in Modesto near Hatch Road and Carpenter Road

On January 24 a woman was killed in a wrongful death accident when the car she was riding in flew off the road and hit a tree near Hatch Road and Carpenter Road in Modesto. Reportedly Abraham Perez was driving the BMW at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle at a curve in the road. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Perez was arrested on suspicion for driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter. After being arrested, Perez was taken to Doctors Medical Center to treat his injuries. The name of the deceased woman is unavailable at this time. While monetary compensation cannot bring back the deceased, having good legal coverage can help the victim's family to recover enough to cover final expenses and help to support any dependents she may have left behind. Please contact us at www.nelsonrozier.com or call attorney John Rozier at 559-713-0159 if you are interested in trustworthy, experienced, and compassionate legal representation.
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January 22 Visalia accident at Linwood Street and Walnut Avenue in Visalia

On January 22 Colleen Brown was seriously injured in an accident at Linwood Street and WAlnut Avenue in Visalia. It has been reported that her vehicle was hit by a vehicle that ran a red light. The Visalia Times Delta has not reported any further details. However according to a family friend who contributed on http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/, Brown is in critical condition at a Fresno hospital. The law offices of Nelson and Rozier are just around the corner from the scene of the accident at Caldwell and Chinowth in Visalia. If you would like the scene of the accident to be investigated further please contact us at http://www.nelsonrozier.com/.
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January 23 Modesto pickup accident at Scenic Drive and Lakewood Avenue

On January 23 Jonathan Sallas suffered life-threatening injuries after running a stop sign at Scenic Drive and Lakewood Avenue in Modesto. Reportedly Sallas was driving southbound on Lakewood when he failed to stop at a stop sign. He then hit an embankment, became airborn, and came to rest on a hill. It is unknown whether Sallas will survive this crash as he has severe head injuries and possible broken bones. It remains to be seen if alcohol, speed, or a blocked stop sign could have attributed to this accident. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Visalia accident at Linwood and Walnut

January 22, 2010--Yesterday's motor vehicle accident in Visalia at Linwood and Walnut caused moderate injuries to Colleen Brown.  According to witnesses she was struck by a vehicle which had run a red light.Our engineers can download the event data recorders or black boxes on the two vehicles to determine speeds for the five seconds leading up to impact, seat belt and brake usage.  We can also determine if uninsured motorist may apply, if the at fault driver was on the job and related issues.  Please give us a call on Monday.  Our office is located less than two miles from the scene of this accident.  http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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January 22 weather-related road closures

On January 22 several roads throughout the state were closed due to weather conditions. West of Coalinga to Monterey County, Highway 198 is closed. A large mudslide on Highway 41 caused it to be closed between Highway 33 and Highway 46. Highway 33 is also closed from Twisslman Road to Highway 46 due to flooding. Extreme weather conditions throughout the state have caused less than ideal road conditions. Motorists are reminded that posted speed limits are recommendations during ideal weather conditions. In the case of inclement weather, proper adjustments in speed should be made. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Vehicle crashes into 7-11 customer in Bakersfield

January 22, 2010--According to the Bakersfield Californian newspaper, a 44 year old Bakersfield woman named Monica Barker drove into a 7-11 on Pacheco Road injuring a customer named Kuldeep Kaur, age 22.  Injuries include a fractured leg and a severed ear.In cases such as this it is important to investigate whether there have been other customer injuries and whether proper safety poles were in place.  If you would like this incident investigated further then please call right away.  http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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January 22 Modesto police car accident at I Street and 7th Street

On January 22 a police car was involved in an accident at I Street and 7th Street in Modesto. Reportedly a Ford Explorer driven by a woman and carrying a male passenger failed to stop at a red light and T-boned the police car. The only injury resulting from the accident was to the passenger in the police car whom the officer was taking to jail. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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California Nursing Home Wrongful Death/Elder Abuse

January 22, 2010--California Elder abuse alert.  The nursing home chart at a rest home near Victorville for a client's deceased mother was recently reviewed and several interesting discrepancies were located.  For example, after suffering an 8 lb. weight loss in one week due to infection, the next measurement matched to the ounce a prior reading as though nothing had occurred.  Obviously, we will take the position that the patient had not been reweighed and prior readings were simply repeated.  Pills were recorded as supplied after the patient left the facility to be admitted to the hospital, and DNR orders were in place when an opposite intent had been expressed by the patient.  When the patient was sent to an appointment unescorted she fell and broke her leg.  Soon therafter she expired.  We also were able to investigate the rest home online to discover that the nursing home was rated one star out of five by the state.If your spouse or parent has died in a California nursing home under circumstances which the state is now investigating, anywhere in the state, please give us a call.  Elder abuse or nursing home neglect resulting in wrongful death carries serious civil penalties.      http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Arvin woman injured in Bakersfield car accident

January 19, 2010--According to the Bakersfield Californian newspaper, last Tuesday's motor vehicle accident in Bakersfield sent a 54 year old Arvin woman to Kern Medical Center with major injuries.  She was travelling southbound on Comanche Drive when a westbound pickup driven by a 24 year old Lamont man ran a stop sign on Panama Lane.  Issues to be investigated include whether the man who caused this accident was on the job at the time of the accident, whether the stop sign was fully visible, and whether the injured woman from Arvin may have carried uninsured motorist coverage for this accident.  If you are a friend or relative of the injured party then please give us a call.  Our office is located just an hour or so from the scne of the accident.  We would be happy to come by Kern Medical Center to document these injuries.  http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Weather causes delays; drivers proceed with caution

Extreme weather throughout the state this week has caused dangerous driving conditions in many areas. I-5 on the Grapevine was closed because of ice and snow on January 21. Rainfall in many areas has caused possible flood conditions as well as compromised vision. Motorists are cautioned to reduce speeds for the conditions. Weather-related accidents take lives every year as motorists fail to drive with extra caution. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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January 20 ambulance accident in Tulare at Tulare Avenue and Mooney Boulevard

On January 20 a minivan crashed with an ambulance at Tulare Avenue and Mooney Boulevard in Tulare. A passenger in the ambulance and the driver of the van were taken to Tulare Regional Medical Center after complaining of pain. The ambulance was responding to an emergency call at the time of the crash. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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January 20 Exeter accident victim identified; alcohol may have been a factor

On January 20 Sylvia Ziranda of Cutler was killed in a wrongful death accident at Spruce Road and Firebaugh Avenue in Exeter. The driver of the other vehicle, Tomas Hernandez, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Reportedly, Ziranda was not wearing a seatbelt when the Nissan pickup she was riding in was hit head-on by a Honda Accord driven by Hernandez. Hernandez had crossed the center divider, causing the head-on collision. Hernandez is at Community Regional Medical Center in critical condition. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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January 20 wrongful death accident at Spruce Road and Firebaugh Avenue in Exeter

On January 20 one person was killed in a wrongful death accident at Firebaugh Avenue and Spruce Road in Exeter. She was identified as 39 year old Sylvia Ziranda.  The accident involved a red Toyoto pickup, a white Honda, and a third vehicle. At least one other person is listed to be in critical condition and two people were pinned inside the vehicles. The cause of the crash and other pertinant details are unknown at this time.  Alcohol use by Tomas Hernandez is suspected is suspected.  The attorneys of Nelson and Rozier are located in Visalia, just west of Exeter on Highway 198. We specialize in traffic accidents and personal injury claims. If you would like a specialist to come and investigate the scene of the accident further please contact us at http://www.nelsonrozier.com/ or call attorney John Rozier at 559-713-0159.
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January 19 Highway 99 accident in Fresno seriously injures Selma resident

On January 19 Gina Freeman, of Selma, was seriously injured in an accident on Highway 99 near Orange Avenue in Fresno. Reportedly Freeman was traveling faster than 65 mph when the lane she was driving in ended. She swerved onto the gravel median. This caused her to lose control of the vehicle and veer in front of a Freightliner. Her vehicle was hit by the big rig then hit the guard rail. Freeman was taken to Community Regional Medical Center where she was treated for major injuries. The attorneys of Nelson and Rozier specialize in traffic accidents, especially along the Highway 99 corridor. If you would like a specialist to investigate this accident further please contact us at http://www.nelsonrozier.com/.
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January 19 weather-related accident on M Street in Merced injures driver

On January 19 Abel Medina Yepez was hospitalized after his car hit a tree on M Street in Merced. Apparently his car hit a slick section of the road causing him to hydroplane, lose control, and hit the tree. The tree was along the center divider of the street. The paramedic crew had to use the "jaws of life" to remove Yepez from the vehicle. He was airlifted to Doctors Hospital in Modesto where he was treated for a broken thigh bone. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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January 18 accident at Highway 99 and Highway 145 near Madera

On January 18 an accident on Highway 99 at Highway 145 in Madera caused part of Highway 99 to be closed for about three hours. The accident involved multiple vehicles and caused traffic to be backed up for several miles. It is unknown the extent of any injuries of persons involved in the accident. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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January 19 Highway 101 crash partially closes highway

On January 19 a vehicle carrying jet fuel crashed on northbound highway 101 near Atascadero. This caused one lane of the freeway to be closed for several hours while crews worked to clean up the spilled fuel. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Parlier motor vehicle accident in Fresno County

January 18, 2010--Yesterday's motor vehicle accident in Fresno County, near Parlier, injured 3 persons and resulted in one victim being airlifted to the hospital.  The crash took place at the intersection of Zediker Avenue and Adams Avenue.  Issues to be investigated further include whether a downed or blocked stop sign may have contributed to this accident, the speed of each vehicle and whether drugs or alcohol were involved.  If airbags were activated, then the event data recorders or black boxes in the vehicles may have recorded the pre-accident speeds. Please call us if you would like us to investigate these issues further.  http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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January 15 motorcycle accident kills Fresno resident

On January 15 Craig Ouimet was killed when he crashed his motorcycle at the intersection of Figarden Drive and Bullard Avenue. Reportedly Ouimet failed to negotiate a turn properly. He then struck a curb. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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January 15 fog accidents in Fresno area

On January 15 there were several accidents related to the fog in the Fresno area. At Highway 145 and Shaw Avenue a motorcycle and a car were involved in a crash around 5:30 am. Visibility was down to just 600 feet at that time. The motorcyclist was taken to Community Regional Medical Center.Another fog-related crash near Highway 152 and Road 9 near Madera. This crash involved a big rig and at least one other vehicle. The fast lane of Highway 152 was blocked for awhile due to the accident.The law offices of Nelson and Rozier are located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley in Visalia. Our attorneys specialize in fog-related accidents. If you would like experienced and reliable representation for your fog-related accident please contact us at http://www.nelsonrozier.com/ or call attorney John Rozier at 559-713-0159.
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January 12 wrongful death accident at Avenue 168 and Road 152 update

On January 12 three people were killed when an 11-year-old boy ran a stop sign at Avenue 168 and Road 152. According to a family member, the driver Jose Silva Covarrubias was probably getting a driving lesson at the time of the accident. The boy's aunt, Brenda Silva, said she had seen Jose driving just once before and "there was no other reason for him to be behind the wheel." Jose along with his mother and 6-year-old sister were killed in the accident. A family friend, Froylon Zamora Gonzalez, was the only survivor of the accident. He remains in critical condition at Community Regional Medical Center. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Fresno Fog Accidents

January 15, 2010--According to The Fresno Bee, several fog related traffic accidents occurred yesterday morning in and around Fresno.  A major injury accident at Highway 145 and Shaw Avenue was reported by the CHP.  Visibility was limited to 600 feet.  A motorcycle was struck by a vehicle leaving the motorcycle rider with major injuries treated at Fresno Regional Community Medical Center.Elsewhere, a crash involving a big rig and at least one other vehicle took place at Road 9 and Highway 152 northwest of Madera.
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January 12 wrongful death accident at Avenue 168 and Road 152

On January 12 three people were killed in a wrongful death accident at Avenue 168 and Road 152 in Tulare County. Reportedly, the 11-year-old driver Jose Silva Covarrubias, his mother Maria Silva Covarrubias, and her daughter Elizabeth were all killed. It has been reported that Covarrubias ran a stop sign on Avenue 168 at Road 152 and was broad sided by a Ford driven by Charles Seguin. Neither Maria nor Elizabeth were wearing seat belts ans both were thrown from the vehicle.  A third passenger, Froylon Zamora Gonzalez, was in the front seat. He was air lifted to Community Regional Medical Center and was listed in critical condition. Seguin only suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene of the accident. It is unclear why the 11-year-old was driving. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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January 1 drunken driving accident on Highway 46 near Delano kills three people

On January 1 three people were killed when a drunk driver caused a fatal accident on Highway 46 near Delano. Reportedly Erculano Sanchez Hernandez was driving eastbound on Highway 46 at a fast speed when he rear-ended a Honda driven by Richard Jung. The Honda then crossed into the path of an oncoming vehicle. Jung, his passenger, and the driver of the oncoming Chevrolet were killed as a result of the accident. A passenger in the Chevrolet was treated for major injuries. Hernandez and one of his passengers were not injured. A second passenger was treated for moderate injuries. In the criminal precedings, Hernandez has plead not guilty to second-degree murder and ten other charges. He remains in jail. There is also the possibility of a civil suit. While monetary compensation cannot bring back the deceased, it can help to support any dependants who may have been left behind and can help to ease the burden of burial costs. Please contact us at http://www.nelsonrozier.com/ if you are interested in filing a civil suit.
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January 8 fatal pedestrian accident on Highway 140 in Stanaslaus County

On January 8 a 14-year-old boy from Merced was hit by a car on HIghway 140 in Stanaslaus County. He died on January 10 from injuries related to the accident. Christopher Jesse Rodriguez was reportedly hit by a vehicle traveling westbound on Highway 140 near Dell Street. It is unknown why the boy stepped into the roadway in front of the oncoming vehicle driven by Cecelia Aguilar. Aguilar was unable to avoid hitting Rodriguez. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Road 156 and Avenue 328 accident


Intersection accidents such as this morning's 2 vehicle collision at Road 156 and Avenue 328 near Ivanhoe are common on Tulare County roadways.  A similar accident occurred last weekend also involving a stop sign.  A couple of years ago there was a particularly bad rash of fatalities near Woodlake on Avenue 336 until after 7 deaths the signs were inproved.  The law firm of Nelson and Rozier has been litigating these accident claims and monitoring roadway conditions.  Please give us a call.  559-713-1059.   http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Ivanhoe accident at Avenue 328 and Road 156 in Tulare County

January 14, 2010--According to them Fresno Bee, a two car accident this morning sent a woman to Kaweah Delta District Hospital in Visalia with major head injuries.  The collision took place at the intersection of Road 156 and Avenue 328 near Ivanhoe in Tulare County.  The man and the woman in the other car were less injured.We have been to the scene of this accident just a few moments ago and the stop signs do not seem to be blocked.  The next obvious step will be to download the event data recorders connected to the airbags in each vehicle to determine pre-impact speeds, braking, etc. These are also known at black box data recorders.   Please contact us to get started.  http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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3 wrongful deaths in Woodville accident

Tuesday night's accident in Woodville at the intersection of Road 152 and Avenue 168 is now reported to have taken 3 lives, including that of 11 year old Jose Silva.  Our own investigator has already been to the scene of the accident and reports that the 11 year old driver may have in fact stopped for the stop sign.  The other vehicle driven by 44 year old Charles Seguin of Porterville may have initially been traveling much faster.  As of yet it is undetermined whether fault for this collision is shared between the parties.  The stop sign, however, does not appear to have been obstructed.   http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Wrongful death in Woodville accident

January 12, 2010--According to The Fresno Bee, a collision west of Woodville left one person dead on Tuesday.  The Tulare County motor vehicle accident involved a pickup and a small sedan at Avenue 168 and Road 152.The first issue to determine is whether a blocked or downed stop sign was involved and if drugs or alcohol played a role.  The speed of each vehicle can be determined from downloading the event data recorders or black boxes connected to the airbags.  The CHP report itself may not be available for several weeks.  The best course is to hire a private engineer to investigate these issues right away. The Visalia Law firm of Nelson and Rozier has handled several stop sign cases in this county.   Please call us to get started.  http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Wrongful death of 17 year old kerman girl

January 11, 2010--A Monday collision took the life of a 17 year old Kerman girl.  A 1997 Honda Accord driven by Anna Neuarez of Biola lost control while traveling southbound on Santa Fe Grade west of Fresno.  It crossed into the northbound lanes and struck a 2005 Ford Mustang driven by Milacent Rodriguez of Tranquility.  Please call us if you would like our investigator sent to the scene of this accident.  http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Head-on collision near Visalia

January 9, 2010--According to The Fresno Bee, 2 major injuries resulted from a head-on collision north of Visalia on Saturday.  Shayla Hill was northbound on Road 132 when she drifted onto the shoulder and overcorrected.  Robert Lantrip was southbound on the same road.  http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Wrongful death accident on Highway 99

January 10, 2010--According to The Fresno Bee, a 21 year old woman died and 2 others suffered serious injuries in a collision early Sunday in Fresno on Highway 99 near Clinton.  A car driven by Christine Naranjo of Delhi, age 23, lost control and crashed into the center median.  The vehicle was then struck by a big rig driven by Bryan Miller of Tulare.  Guadalupe Regalado died at the scene.  Lelianna Apodaca and Crystal Andrade sustained major injuries.Issues to be investigated include the speed of the big rig, whether the secondary impacts could have been avoided, etc.  If you would like this matter further investigated then please call us right away.  http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Darren Brown and Sergio Madrigal identified as victims

The two wrongful death victims in last weeks fiery head-on accident  near Madera Ranchos in Madera County have been identified as Sergio Madrigal, age 28, of Madera and Darren Brown, age 42 of Walnut Creek.
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Helicopter crash near Redinger Lake in Madera County

January 5, 2010--Two well known State Scientists and an aide died today in a helicopter crash near Redinger Lake in Madera County.  According to The Fresno Bee, the helicopter hit power lines causing the crash and these wrongful deaths.  A fourth occupant was not yet accounted for.  The accident occurred in Willow Creek Canyon.  The deceased scientists were identified as Clu Cotter and Kevin O'Connor.  The aide was identified as Tom Stolberg.Issues to be further investigated include whether the pilot was also a state employee, whether the power lines in question were properly installed and adequately visible, whether the helicopter had been properly serviced and whether any other actions or inactions may have contributed to this collision.  If you would like a private team of experts to be assembled to begin an immediate investigation of all of these issues, then please call us right away.  http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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January 3 I-5 accident injures 9

On January 3 a Dodge Caravan crashed on I-5 near Modestosending nine people to local hospitals. The van was traveling southbound and rolled down the embankment of the road. The injuries varied from minor to critical. Names, ages, and further details are unavailable at this time. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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January 2 Kern County dirt bike accident fatality

On January 2 a teenager was killed in a dirt bike accident in Kern County. Stetson Pahler was driving on a popular trail when his bike hit a steep bump and he was thrown from the bike. He was taken to Ridegecrest Regional Hospital. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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January 1 fatal Highway 99 accident

On January 1 a man was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 99 near G Street in Merced. The driver was traveling southbound when the vehicle veered onto the right shoulder and hit the guardrail. The car then traveled back into the left lane and stopped. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt and suffered major injuries. He was taken to Mercy Medical Center and was later pronounced dead. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Orosi pedestrian killed

An 83 year old man named Marcos De la Torre was killed as he crossed Highway 63 in Orosi and was struck by a truck near Road 128.  If family members of the deceased would like to have us determine the speed of the vehicle and investigate potential liability issues, then please call us at 559-713-0159 in Visalia.  http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Victoria Brown injured in double fatality

The recent double fatality motor vehicle accident at Avenue 12 and Road 32 also severely injured Victoria Brown, age 40, and injured her daughter Bethany Brown who was treated and released.  Please call us if you would like this matter investigated further.  http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Madera Ranchos accident claims two lives

January 2, 2010--According to the Fresno Bee, a two vehicle collision earlier today took the lives of both drivers.  A truck swerved into the opposing lane of traffic and caused the head-on collision near Avenue 12 and Road 32 in Madera Ranchos.The CHP report on a fatal accident such as this involving 2 wrongful deaths can take at least a couple of weeks to be finalized.  The face sheet of the report should be available within a day or two for family members of the victims.  Issues to be determined include the speeds and precise locations of each vehicle, black box data downloads from each vehicle, a survey of the scene of the accident and a review of other accidents in this vicinity in addition to toxicology reports to be obtained from the Madera County Coroner's office.  If you are family of either decedent and would like this matter investigated further, then please call us in the morning.  http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Clovis woman struck and killed by neighbor

January 1, 2010--Yesterday morning a 78 year old Clovis woman named Hich Mai was struck and killed by a neighbor's vehicle as the neighbor was backing out of her driveway.  Please call Attorney John Rozier if you would like this matter investigated further.  http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Third death from Highway 46 accident

Carl and Vivian Logan of Bakersfield have been identified as the additional victims of yesterday's fatal accident on Highway 46 just inside the Kern County line.  Carl Logan, age 71 was killed as a result of the accident.  His wife, Vivian, was severely injured.
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Highway 46 accident causes wrongful deaths

January 1, 2010--According to the Bakersfield Californian newspaper, 2 more accident victims died in a  Highway 46 accident on New Years Day.  Alcohol was believed to be involved.  A Delano driver rearended a vehicle with 2 occupants, Hyun Kim, age 49 and her son Richard Jung, age 21, both of whom died in the accident.  This latest Highway 46 wreck occurred just east of the San Luis Obispo line in Kern County.The Kim vehicle was propelled into the opposing lanes and this resulted in serious injuries to the occupants of that third vehicle.Issues to be investigated include whether roadway conditions contributed to this collision, the speeds of all three vehicles, whether any driver had a last clear chance to avoid impact, analysis of the black box data from each vehicle, the involvement of alcohol and/or drugs, the insurances available as to any responsible party, underinsured motorist coverages, the extent of assets of any at fault driver, and the extent to which medical expenses can be negotiated downward.  The first step is to send an accident reconstruction engineer to the scene of the accident.  If you or a family member has been wrongly affected by this accident, then please consider calling us at 559-713-0159 in Visalia.  Highway 46 is well known to our firm and our retained engineer stands ready to inspect the scene of this accident.  Please review our other postings about Highway 46 and the description of our firm's handling of a case on Highway 46 very similar to this one.   John Rozier.
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Kernville wrongful death accident caused by cellphone

December 29, 2009--Last Tuesday a vehicle driven by a 50 year old Kernville man on Sierra Way near South Fork Bridge in Kernville went down a small embankment killing the driver.  His two passengers, identifed as Carry Duncan and Lyndal Vonderahe were both moderately injured and taken to Kern Medical Center for treatment.  According to the Bakersfield Californian, the driver was distracted by the use of his cellphone.The law firm of Nelson and Rozier in Visalia recently handled a similar cellphone caused wrongful death case involving a nine year old child.  With legal prohibitions on the use of cellphones while driving, negligence per se may be invoked such that liability would be clear.  If the victims or their families would like this accident to be investigated further, then please call us. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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