December 7, 2009–A vehicle driven by Douglas Skubitz was broadsided last Monday and pushed into a light pole. Mr. Skubitz expired in the collision. It occurred on Highway 41 and Jackson near Lemoore as he was traveling to the coast. A 2008 Dodge Charger driven by the other driver ran a stop sign.
The law firm of Nelson and Rozier in Visalia is currently in litigation over a very similar accident which also took place on Highway 41. In that other action the driver ran into the path of the plaintiff vehicle after crossing a prohibitively wide median. The fatality, however, was caused by striking a light pole which was designed to breakaway and did not. Further investigation of this most recent accident will determine if a valid action against Cal Trans can be filed. We can have an investigator to the scene within hours of being retained. Nelson and Rozier is a full service litigation firm which represents injured parties and also defends institutional clients such as Kaweah Delta District Hospital and the City of Lemoore. Please give me a call. John Rozier 559-713-0159. /