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September 2010 Archives

September 27 fatal accident near Newman in Stanislaus County

On September 27 Alonzo Ibarra was killed after crashing his car into an irrigation canal. The accident happened on Hallowell Road in Stanislaus County near Newman. According to reports Ibarra was westbound on Hallowell Road and his friend Roberto Haro in the passenger seat when he went through a T-intersection at Draper Road. His vehicle then hit an embankment and flipped over into the canal. Haro was luckily able to escape through the broken windshield, but unfortunately Ibarra was not able to get out of the vehicle. Ibarra was declared dead at the scene of the accident.
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September 28 pedestrian accident in Turlock

On September 28 a teenage boy was injured in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident near Turlock in Stanislaus County. According to reports the boy was hit by a tan pickup that left after hitting the boy. While the boy seemed to only have suffered minor injuries he was taken via air to a local hospital as an extra precaution. It turns out he suffered minor to moderate injuries. No further information is available at this time.
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September 27 accident in Strathmore

On September 27 one person was seriously injured in an accident on Avenue 196 in Tulare County. According to reports the accident happened when Dustin Reed turned in front of a vehicle driven by Joshua Plunk. Plunk was eastbound on Avenue 196 when Reed was westbound on Avenue 196 and attempting to turn onto Road 256 turned right in front of Plunk. Plunk’s truck then overturned into a field. The two passengers suffered minor injuries.
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September 29 pedestrian accident in Porterville ends in death

On September 29 a 91-year-old man was killed after being hit by a car while he was attempting to cross the street in Porterville. According to reports the man was walking across Henderson Avenue near the intersection at G Street when he was hit by a Chevy pickup. He was taken to a hospital in Porterville where he later died. No further details regarding the identity of the victim or cause of the accident are available at this time.

Pedestrian accident injures Lindsay woman

September 27, 2010--A pick-up versus pedestrian accident last Monday night left one woman in the hospital .  The injured party was identified as a Lindsay woman named Michelle Galvan.  The driver of the F-150 pickup truck was Ronald Jacobsma, age 47.  She was hit while crossing Tulare Road at Homassell Avenue.Issues include the speed of the vehicle, the existance of safety devices in the roadway, etc.  Please call us if you would like us to investigate.  Attorney John Rozier 559-713-0159.
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September 25 Madera fatal pedestrian accident

On September 25 Eladio Lemus, a 69-year-old man, was killed in a hit and run pedestrian accident in Madera. According to reports Lemus was crossing 6th Street at the A Street intersection in Madera when he was hit by a vehicle headed west on 6th Street. The vehicle had failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection. The driver of the vehicle then fled took off and left the scene of the accident. Lemus suffered major injuries and later died at the hospital. www.nelsonrozier.com
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September 25 wrongful death pedestrian accident in Dinuba

On September 25 a man who appeared to be a transient was killed after being hit by a car east of Dinuba in Tulare County. According to reports the man was walking along Road 104 when he was hit by a Nissan Pathfinder. The Pathfinder stopped then took off down Road 104 and turned onto Avenue 416. The victim was taken to Community Regional Medical Center where he died.
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September 26 Highway 99 fatal accident in Tulare County

On September 26 Visalia resident Bella Mendoza was killed in a rollover accident on Highway 99 in Tulare County near Earlimart. According to reports Mendoza was a passenger in a vehicle headed north on Highway 99 near Earlimart when the driver, Matthew Elizondo,  lost control of the SUV and overturned into a pistachio orchard. Reports stated that a tanker had drifted into Elizondo's lane forcing him to turn onto the median. He then lost control of the vehicle and crossed back over the northbound lanes. His vehicle then overturned in the orchard. There were a total of seven people in the vehicle. The driver and two others were treated at the scene of the accident.  Three passengers were hospitalized. Mendoza died at the scene of the accident. www.nelsonrozier.com
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September 26 Fresno wrongful death

On September 26 Jason Cuellar, age 9, was killed in an accident at Shepherd Avenue and Champlain Drive in northeast Fresno. According to reports the boy was in the back seat of the car when an SUV smashed into the side of the vehicle. The victim was taken to Saint Agnes Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries. Four other people suffered moderate to major injuries in the accident. Further details regarding identities of the other victims, the cause of the accident, or the involvement of a third vehicle are unavailable at this time. www.nelsonrozier.com
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September 18 Merced County dui accident

On September 18 two teenage girls were injured in a suspected dui accident in Merced County. According to reports a police officer had spotted a stolen vehicle and attempted to pull it over near the intersection of Lobo Avenue and Franklin Road when the vehicle continued westbound on Lobo Avenue.  The officer continued to pursue the stolen Nissan until the Nissan failed to stop at a stop sign. The vehicle then became airborn, crashed, and rolled. The Nissan was driven by a 17-year-old male who is suspected to have been driving under the influence of alcohol. The two female passengers, ages 17 and 15, were both seriously injured. One of his female passengers was thrown from the vehicle.
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September 21 wrongful death pedestrian accident in Modesto

On September 21 Lorna Jean Holbrook was killed after being hit by a car in Modesto. According to reports Holbrook was crossing Yosemite Boulevard in Modesto when she was hit by an oncoming vehicle. The driver of the vehicle drove away from the scene of the accident. The death of Holbrook marks the 13th fatality in Stanislaus County this year from a pedestrian or bicycle versus vehicle accident.
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September 21 Madera pedestrian accident

On September 21 a young boy was killed after being hit by a car in Madera. The three-year-old boy was crossing the street near the intersection of Olive Avenue and Martin Street at the time of the accident. The vehicle that hit him then fled the scene of the accident. The victim was taken to Madera Community Hospital where he later died.
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September 21 Highway 33 wrongful death accident

On September 21 Benito Balderaz was killed in a tragic wreck on Highway 33 near the Kings-Fresno County line. According to reports Balderaz was driving north on Highway 33 when he crossed the middle line directly into the path of a big rig truck. His car hit the big rig head-on. Balderaz died as a result of the accident. Hugh Forster, the driver of the big rig,  was taken to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno with moderate injuries.
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September 18 Delano motorcycle accident

On September 18 Valentin Cruz was injured when his motorcycle after being hit by a car in Delano. According to reports Cruz was westbound on Avenue 8 when he was hit by an eastbound vehicle. The accident happened near intersection of Road 184 and Avenue 8. The driver of the car fled the scene of the accident. Cruz's injuries included a broken arm and leg.
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September 19 fatal accident near Visalia

On September 19 one person was killed in a head-on accident northwest of Visalia in Tulare County. According to reports a Fresno man was driving a minivan southbound on Road 80 near Cross Creek when he crossed into the northbound lane. He hit a big rig that was turning right into a driveway. The operator of the minivan was killed. Pedro Martinez, the driver of the big rig was not injured.
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September 20 bicycle accident in downtown Fresno

On September 20 a bicyclist was hurt after being hit by a car in downtown Fresno. According to reports the accident happened around noon at the intersection of Fresno and M Streets The bicyclist was northbound in the southbound lanes of M Street when he was hit by a car. He also was riding against a red light. He was taken to Community Regional Medical Center after complaining of pain. No further information is available at this time.
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September 16 Highway 99 big rig accident in Merced

On September 16 a big rig hit a car on Highway 99 in Merced. Reportedly the big rig was northbound on Highway 99 when it came upon a vehicle traveling southbound in the northbound lanes. The big rig then hit the other vehicle head-on. The driver of the big rig, Marvin Oliveira, escaped without injury. The driver of the car, Leonardo Daniel Garcia-Pineda, suffered minor injuries. Garcia-Pineda's passenger, Luis Cardenas, suffered minor injuries. Garcia-Pineda was arrested for driving under the influence.
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September 14 hit and run pedestrian accident in Merced

On September 14 two boys were injured after being hit by a car on Bellevue Road near Secretariat Drive in Merced. Reportedly a westbound vehicle swerved off the road and hit the boys. The car then sped away. The boys were taken via air to a Modesto hospital. The boys were age 12 and 13. The older boy has been released from the hospital, but the younger boy remains hospitalized. No further details are available at this time.
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September 12 bicycle accident kills one in Fresno

On September 12 Ignacio Rebullosa was killed after being hit by a car while riding his bike in Fresno. According to reports Rebullosa was hit while riding his bicycle on the 900 block of North Parkway Avenue in Fresno. A pedestrian was also injured in the accident. The driver of the vehicle was arrested after the accident. www.nelsonrozier.com
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September 13 accident on Highway 41 in Fresno

On September 13 there was an accident on Highway 41 near Elkhorn Avenue in Fresno that critically injured a motorcyclist. According to reports a box truck hit a motorcycle and another vehicle that were waiting at a red light.  All three of the vehicles involved were northbound on Highway 41. The box truck hit the two vehicles before losing control and ending up on the shoulder of the road. The motorcyclist was seriously injured and was taken to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno. The truck driver and the driver of the third vehicle were not injured in the accident.As an update, our firm has been conducting a review of Highway 41 roadway defects between Fresno and Lemoore including an engineering review of those intersections without extra stop signs in the median.  We are handling a fatal accident which happened at 41 and Floral and Dr. Matt King of Selma with a doctorate in engineering has been retained to assist us.  Please give us a call if you would like the Elkhorn intersection to also be reviewed.  Attorney John Rozier  559-713-0159--we are located in Visalia.
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September 11 Visalia pedestrian accident

On September 11 Sadie Demacabalin was injured after being hit by a car in Visalia. The accident happened on a private road at the River Way Sports Park on Dinuba Avenue in Visalia. According to reports Demacabalin was hit by a car driven by Maria Cabeza. The victim was taken to Children’s Hospital Central California with a head injury. While the accident is still under investigation, neither alcohol or speed were considered a factor. www.nelsonrozier.com
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Crash at Demaree and Visalia Parkway in Visalia

September 12, 2010--Yesterday's rollover collision at Demaree and Visalia Parkway in Visalia involved a Cadillac and a Ford Focus.  At least one woman was hospitalized in this two-car collision.Please call if you would like us to investigate this accident.  The event data recorders with the airbag modules may have recorded the vehicle speeds.  Our firm is located about one minute from the scene of this accident.  Attorney John Rozier  559-713-0159
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September 5 accident victim identified

One of the victims from the accident on Oakdale Road near Highway 59 has been identified as Julie Gastelum.  Three people were killed in that accident which involved a turned over truck that left the road and subsequently went through a fence. None of the victims were wearing seat belts and all three were thrown from the vehicle. The names of the other two victims have not been released yet. www.nelsonrozier.com
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September 6 wrongful death in Merced County

On September 6 Derek Howell was killed in a wrongful death accident near in Merced County. According to reports Howell was a passenger in Charles Prusack's Honda Accord. Prusack was driving east on Third Avenue when he failed to stop at the stop sign at Highway 165. A big rig driven by Eulalio Bernard hit the Honda on the passenger side. Howell died from injuries resulting from the accident. Prusack was taken to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto for treatment. www.nelsonrozier.com
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September 8 accident near Pixley

On September 8 Connie Monethichack and Ryan Hulon suffered injuriesafter crashing their vehicle near Pixley in Tulare County. According to reports Monethichack was driving east on Avenue 96 when she failed to stop at a stop sign at a T intersection at Road 192. She drove through the intersection and crashed into a dirt embankment. Monethichack was taken to the hospital with major injuries. Ryan Hulon, the passenger in the vehicle, suffered minor injuries and was not hospitalized.  The driver has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. www.nelsonrozier.com
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September 5 wrongful death accident in Merced County

On September 5 two people were killed and another seriously injured in an accident on Oakdale Road near Highway 59 in Merced County. According to reports all three of the victims were in a pickup truck that rolled over several times. None of the victims was wearing a seat belt and all three were ejected from the vehicle. The male driver and a female passenger suffered fatal injuries. A second female passenger was air lifted to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto with serious injuries. The identities of the victims and the cause of the accident are not available at this time.  www.nelsonrozier.com
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September 6 Kingsburg Accident kills one

On September 6 Derek Welch was killed in a wrongful death accident in Kings County. Reportedly Welch was northbound on Zediker Avenue near Caruthers Avenue in Kings County when he made an unsafe turn and went onto the shoulder of the road. His vehicle then went into an almond orchard and rolled over. Welch was killed as a result of the accident. This accident is being investigated as a possible dui. www.nelsonrozier.com
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September 7 fatal forklift accident in Tulare County

On September 7 Tom Lee Chan was killed in a forklift accident at the Blue Ridge radio repeater station in the mountains near Visalia in Tulare County.According to reports the forklift overturned and trapped Chan underneath. Chan died as a result of the accident. www.nelsonrozier.com
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September 6 ATV accident in Corcoran kills Brandon McBride

September 6, 2010--ATV accident in Corcoran kills 10 year old rider named Brandon McBride.  Brandon was riding a Yamaha four-wheel ATV along a canal bank and crossed Avenue 5 1/2 at Newmark.   A Ford F-150 pickup driven by Eloy Solis was passing another vehicle and struck the ATV.Issues to be investigated include the speed of the pickup, whether this area has been the scene of other accidents, and whether it was safe for the pickup to pass in this area.Our lawfirm is currently representing a young man who lost his leg riding an ATV in Fresno County.  In that case there are issues of negligent entrustment, safety gear, and speed. Please call us if you would like our investigators to get busy on your behalf.  Attorney John Rozier  559-713-0159.
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August 28 Kern County boating accident kills one

On August 28 Salvador Rodriguez was killed in a boating accident at the Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area in Kern County. Rodriguez was driving his boat on Lake Webb when it was hit by another boat driven by Justin Mark Ennis. Ennis was arrested for boating under the influence and manslaughter. He also was in violation of his parole from a previous sentencing. Further details regarding the accident are unavailable at this time.
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August 30 big rig accident on Highway 99 near Livingston

On August 30 Johnathan Kendall was injured when he crashed his big rig on Highway 99 near Livingston in Merced County. Reportedly Kendall was driving southbound in the slow lane when for unknown reasons he veered off the right shoulder of the road and lost control of the truck. The truck then returned to the road and turned on its side in the median of the freeway. Kendall suffered minor injuries.
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August 31 I-5 accident near Highway 33

On August 31 there was an accident on I-5 near Highway 33. Reportedly a big rig crashed in the southbound lanes of I-5 blocking all of the lanes. Vehicles were driving through the center median to get around the accident. no further information regarding injuries or the cause of the accident are available at this time.
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