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May 2010 Archives

I-5 accident near Stockdale Highway--May 6

May 28, 2010--As an update to the double fatality accident in Kern County on May 6, 2010, we do not know whether the accident report has been completed.  Please place a comment to let us know.  Naomi Mak Johnson of Cotati, California was driving a Honda Pilot which reportedly lost control and veered into a truck.  We have a Honda Pilot and the later models are built with stability control to prevent rolling.  It would be important to determine whether she was side-swiped first by another vehicle.  Sometimes it is too easy to blame the deceased driver as the other drivers cannot be contradicted.  A full investigation will reveal each vehicle speed, including a download of the event data recorders, drug and alcohol testing, paint transfer analysis, etc.The other victim was Ryan Daniel Bates of Vista.  Paul Rober Bond of Apache Junction, AZ, age 56, was in the first truck hit.  Oscar Gonzalez of Oregon was coming the other direction and was struck head-on.  We do not know whether either of them may share responsibility for this crash.If the family of either victim, Naomi Mak or Ryan Bates, would like us to investigate this further, then we would be happy to get started upon receiving the proper signatures to permit us to gain access to records, etc.  If there is no case we will simply write off our time and expenses.  If there is a case to be made then we will only charge a fee on a contingency at the end of the case.  Please call when you are ready.  We can mail some forms.  John Rozier 559-713-1059 (work) or 559-627-5242 (home).  You will rest better knowing the true facts.
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Orosi pedestrian accident May 27

An unidentified man was killed while crossing Avenue 416 near Road 126 in Orosi on May 27. Reportedly the man was crossing Avenue 416  around 3:15 am when he was hit by Felipe Rodriguez. The 58-year-old man died after being hit by the Ford Taurus. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 26 Tulare wrongful death

On May 26 two men were killed in a wrongful death accident at Avenue 232 and Road 36 near Tulare. Reportedly Ullses Bello Gomez was driving a Honda when he drove into the path of a hay baler.  Alfredo Salado and another passenger in Gomez’s vehicle were killed in the accident. All three of them had to extricated from the vehicle by the fire department. Gomez was taken to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno.  The driver of the hay baler, Robert Alvarado Jr. was uninjured. Gomez was arrested for suspected driving under the influence. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 23 Winton Accident

On May 23 Donna Marie Walls- Randall was killed in a wrongful death accident at Walnut Avenue and Cypress Avenue in Winton. Walls-Randall was turning left onto Cypress Road when Jose Luis Dominguez attempted to pass another vehicle in the opposite lane and hit her vehicle.  Dominguez is being charged with felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter. Walls-Randall’s husband, Allen Randall, was taken to Mercy Medical Center with a broken back, broken clavicle, and seven broken ribs.  If the Walls-Randall family would like reliable, experienced, local representation please contact us at www.nelsonrozier.com
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Hay baler accident in Visalia

May 26, 2010--Yesterday's crash between a hay baler and a Honda took 2 lives.  The 2 men killed were in the back seat.  The driver was also injured and flown to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno with major injuries.  The driver of the baler was uninjured.  The crash occurred at the intersection of Avenue 232 and Road 36.Issues to investigate include the speed of each vehicle, the use of proper flags, escorts, and reflectors, the intersection layout and potential defects, etc.  Please call if you would like us to examine all of these issues.  We are located in Visalia with our offices just 5 miles from the scene of this accident.  Attorney John Rozier.  559-713-0159.  http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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May 25 wrongful death accident on Road 80 near Visalia

On May 25 a woman was killed in a head-on collision on Road 80 in northwest Visalia. Reportedly the woman was driving a Toyota Avalon on Road 80 near Avenue 328 when she hit a big rig head-on.  The big rig was northbound and the Avalon was southbound when the Avalon drifted into the northbound lane. The driver of the Avalon died at the scene of the accident. The driver of the big rig escaped uninjured. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 22 head-on collision near Kingsburg ends in a wrongful death

On May 22 Efrain Sosa was killed in a head-on collision at the intersection of Road 132 and Avenue 320 near Kingsburg. Reportedly Sosa was driving his pickup truck southbound when he crossed into the northbound lane  and hit the pickup truck driven by Melonee Watson.  Both had to be removed from their vehicles by the fire department.  Sosa was declared dead on the way to the hospital. Watson was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. Sosa was drunk at the time of the accident.www.nelsonrozier.com
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Pedestrian Accident in Visalia May 24

On May 24 Ramiro Hernandez was seriously injured while walking down Avenue 264 southwest of Visalia. Reportedly Hernandez was walking toward Road 108 when he crossed in front of a Chrysler driven by Efren Calderon. Calderon attempted to avoid hitting Hernandez by braking and swerving, but he was unable to avoid hitting him. Hernandez was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno where he was treated for serious injuries. Calderon escaped the accident uninjured. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 21 Accident victim identified

Johnathon Moreno has been identified as the man who was killed in an accident on May 21 at Highway 99 and Adams Avenue. Moreno was killed when his car hit a big rig head-on on Highway 99 near Fowler. He died as a result of the accident. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 21 Highway 99 wrongful death accident near Fowler

On May 21 a man was killed in an accident on Highway 99 at Adams Avenue near Fowler. Reportedly he was following a tractor-trailer in his Ford Mustang when he drove under the tractor-trailer. Antonio Balderas was the driver of the tractor-trailer. Balderas said he did not realize the car had hit him at first and he dragged the car for awhile before stopping. The man in the Mustang died at the scene of the accident. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 22 wrongful death accident on Road 52 near Dinuba

On May 22 a man was killed in an accident on Road 52 near Avenue 416 west of Dinuba. Reportedly the man was driving southbound on Road 52 when he failed to make a turn and left the road. his Ford Mustang then hit a tree. The impact of that accident then sent his car into two more trees, a concrete irrigation pipe, and a fourth tree. The driver was thrown from the vehicle and did not survive the accident. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 21 Fresno Accident on Shaw involves 9 cars

On May 21 nine cars were involved in an accident on Shaw Avenue in Fresno. Reportedly the accident occurred just east of Palm Avenue around 3 pm. The westbound lanes on Shaw were partially blocked for a time that afternoon. A total of nine cars were involved in the accident. No further details are available at this time. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 20 Merced accident on Rambler Road

On May 20 a 70-year-old man was injured in an accident on Rambler Road in Merced. Reportedly the man lost control of his Ford Sports Trac and hit a large tree on the side of the road. He was not intoxicated and it is suspected that a medical condition caused him to lose control of the vehicle. He was airlifted to the hospital. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 20 Highway 99 cement truck crash

On May 20 a cement truck and trailer crashed on Highway 99 near Central Avenue in Fresno. Reportedly the trailer carrying a large drum of cement came loose from the truck that was pulling it. This caused the trailer to careen off the roadway. The accident delayed traffic for awhile during the morning rush hour. No one was injured as a result of the accident. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 16 accident near Porterville

On May 16 Efren Garcia and Aquileo Castro were injured in an accident near Porterville. Reportedly Garcia was driving on Mountain Road 137 near Success Valley Drive when his Hyundai left the road and hit a barbed-wire fence and then a tree. Garcia and Castro both suffered major injuries. Two other passengers, Jose Tolentino and Saloman Silvestre, were treated at the hospital and released. Police reported that Garcia was intoxicated at the time of the accident. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 18 wrongful death accident in fresno County

On May 18 Ricardo Hernandez was killed in an accident east of Fresno. The accident occurred at the intersection of Jensen and Temperance Avenues. No further information is available at this time. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 19 fatal motorcycle accident on Orange Blossom Road in Stanislaus County

On May 19 Gregg Haskell was killed in a motorcycle accident on Orange Blossom Road in Stanislaus County. Reportedly Haskell was rounding a moderate turn at 45 mph when his bike hit a curb, throwing him from the bike. He then hit an oak tree. He was taken to Oak Valley Hospital where he died. www.nelsonrozier.com

May 16 Salida Train accident

On May 16 William Hamilton was killed when he was hit by a train in Salida. The accident happened near the Murphy Road/North Dakota Avenue and Salida Avenue crossing. The train conductor reported seeing the man running across the tracks and attempting to stop the train in time. He was unable to stop the train in time and hit the man. It is unclear whether this was a suicide attempt or not. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 19 fatal canal accident on Shaffer Road near Winton

On May 19  a man was killed in an accident on Shaffer Road near Winton. Reportedly he was traveling northbound on Shaffer near Palm Avenue when he attempted to pass a flat-bed trailer driven by Francisco Ochoa. He crossed into the southbound lane to attempt to pass the truck when other vehicles in the southbound lane were approaching him. He then went back into the northbound lane and one of the rear tires of his vehicle hit one of the front tires of the truck. This caused his vehicle to spin, hit a concrete wall, and land in the canal. the vehicle was completely submerged in the canal. People passing the accident stopped and pulled the man from the vehicle. He had suffered major injuries. He was air lifted to Memorial Hospital in Modesto where he was pronounced dead. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 17 Highway 99 Delhi accident victim identified

The man who died in a Highway 99 accident near Delhi on May 17 has been identified as Richard Doyle Nix Jr. Nix was driving southbound in the northbound lanes when he hit a big rig head-on. His vehicle then swerved and hit a third vehicle. Nix was the only one who suffered injuries as a result of the accident. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 17 Highway 99 wrongful death accident in Delhi

On May 17 a man from Turlock was killed in a wrongful death accident on Highway 99 in Delhi. Reportedly the man was driving south in the northbound lanes of the highway. His vehicle then hit a big rig, and then spun into another lane and hit a Lexus driven by Michela Furuti of Texas. The driver of the big rig, Luis Rosales, a passenger in the big rig, Ignacio Holguin, and Furuti all escaped injuries. It is unknown whether alcohol or drugs played a factor in this accident. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 15 three car accident on Highway 99 in Modesto

On May 15 three vehicles were involved in an accident on Highway 99 near Staniford Avenue in Modesto. The accident happened in the southbound lanes of the highway. One vehicle ended up on the embankment of the highway and had to be secured in order for firefighters to free a woman who was trapped inside. Another vehicle caught fire as a result of the accident. At least one person suffered minor injuries from this accident. The exact cause of the accident and other details are unknown at this time. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 13 Highway 108 accident near Lancaster Road kills one

On May 13 Kevin Vigil was killed in a wrongful death accident on Highway 108 in Stanislaus County. Reportedly Vigil was a passenger in a Honda Accord driven by Joseph Lopez. The Accord was westbound on Highway 108 when the driver of an eastbound pickup truck, Jason Wood, fell asleep and veered into the westbound lane. Vigil was killed as a result of the accident. Lopez was moderately injured and Wood was uninjured in the accident. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 14 Highway 59 accident

On May 14 John Westbrook was injured in an accident on Highway 59 near Snelling Road in Merced. Reportedly Westbrook was traveling northbound when his car went to the east shoulder of the road, spun, and hit a tree. Westbrook received major injuries as a result of the accident. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 12 Merced big rig accident

On May 12 two people were injured in an accident between a 2 big rigs and a car in Merced. The accident occurred at the intersection of Carol Avenue and Yosemite Parkway. Reportedly Toni Neilsen received minor injures when her Ford Escort was crushed between the two trucks. One of the truck drivers, Robert Ceja received minor injuries. The accident may have occurred when the other truck driver, Manuel Gutierrez, and Neilsen were stopped at a red light. Ceja may have then crashed into the Escort pushing it into the other truck. However, the accident is still under investigation. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 14 fatal train accident in Madera County

On May 14 R.D. Martin was killed in a train accident in Madera County. The accident happened on Avenue 12 near Road 32. Reportedly Martin's Ford Taurus some how came to rest on the tracks as the train approached. It is unclear whether it went through or around the rail road gates. Martin attempted to get out of the vehicle before his car was tragically hit by the engine. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 14 Easton accident

On May 14 there was an accident near Easton that sent three people to the hospital. The accident happened near the intersection of Highway 41 and Manning Avenue. The accident involved a van and a car. The van rolled onto its roof. One person suffered major injuries and two others were also hospitalized.Anyone with knowledge of this accident is urged to call our offices.  We are currently representing two families of wrongful death victims from Highway 41 accidents and we are looking for common roadway design defects.  One accident in particular happened about one year ago at Floral and Highway 41 killing a 9 year old girl.  The median in that area is too wide not to have a second stop sign and suit has already been filed against Cal Trans.  Ask for Attorney John Rozier at 559-713-1059.  We are located just 20 miles from the scene of this accident.  http://nelsonrozier.com/

May 13 wrongful death accident on Highway 99 at Avenue 17

On May 13 Paul Allen Molder was killed in a wrongful death accident on Highway 99. Reportedly molder's Ford Explorer drifted off the on ramp at Avenue 17 and rolled over. Molder was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. He came to rest in a nearby parking lot and was declared dead at the scene of the accident. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 13 accident on Minnewawa in Clovis involves a school van and injures 10

On May 13 a school van, a pickup truck, and a car were involved in an accident on Minnewawa in Clovis. Reportedly the van from New Life Discovery School was stopped in the southbound lane on Minnewawa preparing to turn left into the school parking lot when it was hit from behind by a pickup truck. The van was then forced into the northbound lane and hit an Oldsmobile sedan. Nine children in the van and a woman in the Oldsmobile suffered minor injuries. One child was hospitalized as a result of the accident. www.nelsonrozier.com
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Crash on McAuliff in Visalia

May 12, 2010--After the lunch break yesterday students from Visalia's Golden West High School travelling in a silver Dodge Stratus collided with a pik-up truck at the intersection of McAuliff and Mill Creek.  3 were injured including a female victim who was airlifted in critical condition.It will be important the download the event data recorder from the pick-up to determine if it was speeding and thereby contributing to this accident.  Please call us to get busy on your behalf.  Attorney John Rozier.  559-713-0159.  We are located just 5 miles from the scene of this accident. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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May 12 Visalia accident at McAuliff and Mill Creek Parkway injures three

On May 12 two vehicles were involved in an accident at McAuliff Street and Mill Creek Parkway in Visalia that resulted in three injuries. Reportedly a Dodge Stratus was attempting to turn left onto southbound McAuliff from Mill Creek when a Ford F-250 pickup that was traveling southbound on McAuliff hit the Stratus. Three people were pinned in the Stratus and had to be rescued by fire fighters. All three people were seriously injured with one being listed in critical status. The critically injured patient was air lifted to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno. Everyone in the pickup truck escaped uninjured. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 11 wrongful death accident at Highway 41 and Lacey Boulevard near Lemoore

On May 11 one person was injured and another killed in an accident at the intersection of Lacey Boulevard and Highway 41 near Lemoore. Reportedly a person driving a Mercury Mystiques failed to yield at the intersection and was hit by an oncoming water truck. The driver of the truck, Bobby Williams, tried to avoid the accident but was unable to stop in time. Williams was uninjured. Eshama Rives was a passenger in the Mystique and she was taken to a Fresno hospital with moderate injuries. The driver of the Mystique was killed as a result of the accident. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 11 highway 49 accident in Mariposa County

On May 11 four-vehicles were involved in an accident on Highway 49 near Bootjack in Mariposa County. The accident happened near Brooks Road.Major injuries resulted from the accident. No further details are available at this time. www.nelsonrozier.com
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Highway 41 accident near Lemoore

May 11, 2010--The injured passenger in this morning's fatal collision on Highway 41 near Lemoore has been identified as Eshama Rivas, age 38 of Fresno.   The deceased driver of the 1998 Mercury is a 32 year old Fresno man who has not yet been named pending next of kin notification.The intersection where this accident occurred needs to be inspected for dangerous conditions which may have contributed to the accident and the speed of the water truck needs to be determined.  We are already retained on two other nearby highway 41 cases.  Please give us a call.  559-713-1059.  http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Water truck Highway 41 accident claims a victim

May 11, 2010--This morning at 7:45 am a crash between a water truck and a car resulted in the death of one driver.  The accident happened on Highway 41 in Kings County near Lemoore, just north of Lacey Blvd.Highway 41 has several dangerous crossings including a wide median at the Floral Avenue intersection with no stop sign in the median which resulted in the death of a 9 year old last year.  Highway 41 just south of Highway 198 was the scene of the death of a Kingsburg Hospital administrator, also last year.  Both cases are being investigated by the law firm of Nelson and Rozier in Visalia.  Cal Trans design defects allegedly contributed to the first accident mentioned.This particular accident requires further investigation including a download of the air bag event data recorders to determine speed for the 5 seconds pre-accident, crush analysis of each vehicle before they are repaired, and skid analysis.  Also, data as to prior collisions at this same location can be accessed to see if a pattern of harm has resulted.  Please call tomorrow morning to get started.  Attorney John Rozier  559-713-0159 located in Visalia, just 20 miles from the scene of this accident.  http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Crash on I-5 near Huron

May 7, 2010--A 40 year old Menlo Park woman has been identified as the person killed in last Friday's crash near Huron on I-5 in Fresno County.This accident was rather complicated and would benefit from a more thorough investigation by an independent engineer.  Please call us if you would like us to get started on your behalf.  We are located just 60 miles from the scene of this accident.  Attorney John Rozier  559-713-0159.  http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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May 10 wrongful death on a dirt bike in Tulare County

On May 10 a 4-year-old boy was killed when he and the driver of a dirt bike were thrown from the bike while traveling at a high rate of speed in Tulare County. The accident happened near Road 168 and Avenue 168 near Woodville in Tulare County. The stolen dirt bike was traveling very fast on an unpaved road when it hit a steel cable. This caused the bike to crash and the two riders to be thrown from the bike. The four-year-old was then run over by a following dirt bike. Neither rider was wearing a helmet or other protective gear. The boy and the driver, 20-year-old Eduardo Martinez, were taken to a local hospital where the boy was pronounced dead. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 9 fatal train accident in Fresno

On May 9 a man was hit by a train and killed near Bluff and Santa Fe Avenues in Fresno. Reportedly the man was walking his bike across the tracks while wearing headphones over his ears. The train conductor saw the man, sounded his horn twice, and applied the brakes, but was unable to stop in time. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 9 motorcycle accident near Auberry

On May 9 there was a motorcycle accident near Auberry. The accident occurred near Calkins Road and Frazier Road just southwest of Auberry in Fresno County. The driver of the motorcycle suffered major injuries and was air lifted to a local hospital. No further details are available at this time. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 10 Modesto accident on Orangeburg Avenue injures 12-year-old boy

On May 10 a 12-year-old boy was seriously injured in an accident on West Orangeburg Avenue in Modesto. reportedly a pickup truck hit a BMW on the passenger side trapping the boy in the vehicle. The driver of the BMW and another passenger walked away with minor injuries. The driver of the pickup was not injured. The pickup had gone three feet into the BMW, trapping the boy, and requiring emergency crews to remove the roof and dashboard of the car to free him. CPR was performed on the boy as he was transported to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. Further information on the details of his injuries are unavailable at this time. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 8 fatal train accident in Merced

On May 8 Eustaquia Alejandro was killed when she was hit by a train in Merced. Reportedly the woman had walked into the path of an oncoming train at 15th and O Streets in Merced when she was hit and killed. The crossing arms were down at the time of the accident. There is no evidence of suicide in this case. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 8 bicycle accident at 16th Street and Canal Street in Merced

On May 8 a man was injured when he was hit by a car while riding his bike near the intersection of 16th Street and Canal Street in Merced. Reportedly the man was riding southbound across 16th Street when he was hit by a Corolla traveling eastbound on 16th. The man was air lifted to a hospital in Modesto where he was treated for internal bleeding and a broken leg. The driver of the car did not suffer any injuries. www.nelsonrozier.com
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4 year old dies in motorcycle accident near Woodville

May 10, 2010--A motorcycle struck a cable killing the 4 year old passenger near Woodville in Tulare County.  The rider was also seriously injured.  In cases such as these the property owner may have liability for poor signage, hidden cables, etc.  Please call us to investigate this matter further.  Attorney John Rozier 559-713-0159. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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April 16 Fresno motorcycle accident claims second victim

On April 16 a motorcycle accident on McKinley Avenue near Blackstone Avenue in Fresno critically injured a San Jose woman who is now dead. Jeri Lyn Perry was a passenger on Kenneth Klein's motorcycle when they were rear ended by a car driven by Jose Calderon. Klein died three days later from injuries sustained in the accident, and Perry was critically injured at the time. On May 8 Perry died. While the exact cause of her death is unavailable at this time, it can be presumed that she died from complications due to the accident. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 8 fatal motorcycle accident at St. John's Parkway and Cain Street in Visalia

On May 8 a man died as the result of a motorcycle accident at East St. John's Parkway and North Cain Street in Visalia. Reportedly the man was northbound on Cain Street when his motorcycle hit a parked car. His bike did not have a headlight, so he probably did not see the vehicle. He was not wearing a helmet, and his bike was not registered for highway use. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 7 wrongful death accident on I-5 near Huron

On May 7 a woman was killed in an accident on I-5 near Huron. Reportedly Mary Dagle was traveling northbound on I-5 when she attempted to change lanes and entered the path of Victoria Alexander's vehicle. Alexander swerved to the shoulder of the road to avoid Dagle's car and then lost control of her vehicle and hit the back of Dagle's car. Dagle then swerved into the median and across into the path of a Fremont woman's vehicle. Dagle's vehicle and the Fremont woman's vehicle crashed causing the Fremont woman to be thrown from the vehicle. She died at the scene of the accident. Dagle's vehicle overturned and hit an embankment, babrbed-wire fence, and road sign. Dagle and Alexander both suffered minor injuries. www.nelsonrozier.com
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2 die on I-5 accident near Stockdale Highway

May 6, 2010--Two victims died last Thursday in Kern County in a crash with two trucks on I-5 near Stockdale Highway.  They include Naomi Jemet Mak and Ryan Daniel Bates of Vista.  This three vehicle crash was rather complex and may require an independent investigation to determine if there is shared liability for its cause.  Our law firm is located just 70 miles from the scene of this accident.  We can get started on Monday.  Attorney John Rozier  559-713-0159.  http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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April 29 motorcycle accident near Fremont seriously injures an Exeter man

On April 29 Bryon McClain was critically injured in a motorcycle accident on Highway 680 near Fremont. Reportedly he was traveling near 100 mph when he hit a car that had stopped suddenly in the middle of the highway. He suffered several broken bones, has already undergone several surgeries, and still remains in a San Jose hospital. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 6 Tulare County bicycle accident

On May 6 a person was injured after being hit by a car while bicycling in Exeter in Tulare County. Reportedly the person was riding on Kaweah Avenue near Firebaugh Lane in Exeter when emergency personnel found him. He was bleeding from the head and appeared to be disoriented. The vehicle had fled the scene of the accident. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 7 Fresno accident involves four vehicles

On May 7 four vehicles were involved in an accident at Fresno Street and Belmont Avenue in Fresno. Several people were injured ans hospitalized as a result of the accident. No further details are available at this time. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 5 wrongful death on Alfred Harrell frontage road in Bakersfield

On May 5 Summer Lynn Gamel was killed in a wrongful death accident on a frontage road in Bakersfield. Reportedly Gamel was driving a Dodge Ram west on the frontage road  when she failed to properly negotiate a curve and rolled the truck. Neither she nor her passenger, Delany Shields, were wearing seat belts. Gamel was ejected from the car and died at the scene of the accident. Gamel was not licensed to drive and had snuck out of the house with her brother-in-law's truck. Shields suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 5 wrongful death motorcycle accident on Highway 41 in Madera County

On May 5 Gary Stephen Maderios was killed when he was hit while riding his motorcycle on Highway 41 in Madera County. Reportedly Maderios was  southbound on Highway 41 when a pickup truck turned left off of Avenue 15 in front of him and his Harley. He hit the side of the pickup and died at the scene of the accident. Benjamin Bergquam, the driver of the pickup, suffered minor injuries.Our law firm is located just an hour south of this accident scene.  Issues to be investigated include the speed of the truck and the speed of the motorcycle, applicable liability insurances, whether the vehicle driver was on the job, and whether uninsured motorist coverage applies to the decedent. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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May 6 Visalia accident between Highway 198 and Noble Avenue at Mooney

 
On May 6 a car rolled over between Noble Avenue and Highway 198 at Mooney Boulevard in Visalia. Reportedly the driver of the vehicle was injured and complained of neck and back pain. The accident happened right at the off ramp of Highway 198 at Mooney Boulevard. Traffic was slow in the area for a time afterward. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 3 Visalia bicycle accident on Highway 63

On May 3 Timothy Rizzo from Visalia was seriously injured when he was hit from behind by a car while riding his bicycle on Highway 63. The accident happened just north of Avenue 328. Reportedly the driver of the Honda Accord drifted onto the shoulder of the road and hit Rizzo. Rizzo was taken to Kaweah Delta Medical Center with injuries to his head. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 4 wrongful death accident on Santa Fe in Merced

On May 4 Alejandro Avalos of Winton was killed in a wrongful death accident in Merced. The fatality happened as a result of a head-on collision. The driver of the other vehicle, Augustine Gomez, was seriously injured. Reportedly Avalos was traveling eastbound and Gomez was traveling westbound on Santa Fe when Avalos turned into the westbound lane causing the head-on collision. Avalos, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Gomez was airlifted to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. www.nelsonrozier.com
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Visalia Bicyclist suffers major injuries

May 3, 2010--Yesterday at 6pm a Visalia man named Timothy Rizzo was struck and seriously injured by a 2002 Honda Accord which drifted onto the shoulder on Highway 63 at Avenue 328.  The bike crash victim is being treated at Kaweah Delta Hospital in Visalia.Issues to be determined include whether the vehicle was speeding, whether a helmet was in use, whether uninsured motorist coverage may apply, whether the driver was on the job at the time of the accident, etc.  Our law firm has handled other cases involving Avenue 328.  We are located just 6 miles from the scene of this accident.  Please call tomorrow morning if you would like us to collect and analyze the evidence on your behalf.   Attorney John Rozier  559-713-0159.  http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Highway 184 accident while pushing car

May 2, 2010--Two persons pushing a car out of the intersection of Highway 58 and Highway 184 were struck by a pickup driven by Juan Velasquez, age 44, who did not initiallly see them.  Luis Espindola and James Davidson were both taken to Kern Medical Center.  There is much further investigation which can be started including learning the speed of the Velasquez vehicle for the five seconds pre-impact from the air bag module.  Please call us to get started.  We are just up the road in Visalia.  http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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Kettleman City car crash death

May 2, 2010--Sunday morning's wreck in Kettleman City in Kings County took one life and seriously injured another.  Hector Hernandez was turning from Highway 41 onto Milham Avenue when he struck the southbound vehicle driven by the Perez family--one of their rear passengers was killed.  Mr. Hernandez himself sustained serious injuries in the accident.Issues to be investigated include the speed of each vehicle as determined by the black box air bag modules, whether either driver was on the job, the accident history for this location and whether drugs or alcohol may have played a part in this accident.  Thus far there are no indications of such.If the Perez family would like our firm to investigate this further, then please call right away before the cars are repaired or destroyed.  Attorney John Rozier  559-713-1059.  We are located in Visalia, just an hour or so from where this accident happened. http://www.nelsonrozier.com/
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May 2 Highway 41 accident near Kettleman City kills one and injures four

On May 2 there was a wrongful death accident between two cars at the intersection of Milham Avenue and Highway 41 in Kettleman City. Reportedly a car traveling southbound on Highway 41 with 4 people inside was hit by a car turning left onto Milham Avenue. The driver of the second vehicle was Hector Hernandez. The passenger in the left back seat of the first vehicle was killed. Alex Perez, Lizett Lorraine Perez, and Lilliana Perez were the other people in the first car and they were all taken to Community Regional Medical Center with minor to major injuries. Hernandez also suffered minor injuries. www.nelsonrozier.com
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May 2 wrongful death motorcycle accident near Woodward Park in Fresno

On May 2 Andre Fernandez was killed in a wrongful death motorcycle accident in Fresno. Reportedly Fernandez was traveling eastbound on Audubon Drive on his motorcycle when a car that was traveling westbound on Audubon turned left in front of him. Fernandez hit the side of the car. He was wearing a U.S. Department of Transportation approved full-face helmet. Fernandez died at the scene of the accident. www.nelsonrozier.com
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April 30 Visalia accident on Santa Fe

On April 30 a woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident on Santa Fe in Visalia. Reportedly the woman was driving her southbound on Santa Fe when she abruptly turned right and hit a tree. She was taken to the hospital via ambulance with minor injuries. www.nelsonrozier.com
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April 30 rollover accident in Visalia at Noble Avenue and Pinkham

On April 30 two vehicles were involved in an accident at Noble Avenue and Pinkham in Visalia. A BMW rolled over after being hit from behind by a Comcast installation truck. The car, driven by Michael Cooper, was turning into a driveway when it was hit by the truck, driven by Ashley Avila. Neither driver was injured in the accident. www.nelsonrozier.com
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