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June 2010 Archives

June 28 Merced wrongful death bicycle accident

On June 28 six-year-old Andrew Jackson was hit by a car while riding his bike and suffered fatal injuries. Reportedly Jackson was riding his bike on Connie Court in Merced when he rode into the path of a Toyota Tacoma driven by Cher Thao. Thao was driving at a slow speed but he was still unable to stop the vehicle in time.  It was reported that the police officer who first arrived on the scene administered CPR until the ambulance arrived. Jackson was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

June 22 rollover accident near Porterville

On June 22 David Crouse was critically injured and three others suffered minor injuries in an accident on Road 256 near Porterville in Tulare County. According to reports, Crouse was driving a Peterbilt that was hauling two trailers when he hit a Toyota driven by Rosalinda Preciado. Preciado was attempting to turn right off of Road 256 at the time of the accident. The impact of the accident caused both the truck and the Toyota to rollover. Crouse was critically injured and was then taken via helicopter to Community Regional Medical Center. Preciado and her two passengers, L. Ellis and C. Alvarez, were all hospitalized with minor injuries.

Truck accident at Road 356 and Avenue 88

June 22, 2010--Yesterday's crash between a big rig and a truck occurred near Terra Bella in Tulare County at the intersection of Road 356 and Avenue 88.  At least one victim was airlifted to the hospital.The incident report for this accident may not be available for several weeks.  Please call if you would like us to begin investigating this accident.

June 19 wrongful death accident between Visalia and Tulare on Mooney Boulevard

On June 19 William Gifford's life was taken in a fatal death accident  between Visalia and Tulare on Mooney Boulevard. Reportedly Doris Fast turned her Chevrolet Impala off of Mooney onto Avenue 272 into the path of a Chevrolet Silverado. Gifford, a passenger in the Impala, was killed in the accident. Fast was treated and released at Kaweah Delta Medical Center for back and chest pain. Cory Alexander was the driver of the Silverado. he escaped the accident uninjured.

June 19 Madera County Accident kills one

On June 19 Hernandez Eduardo was tragically killed in a rollover accident  in Madera County on Highway 99 near Road 20 1/2. According to reports Eduardo’s father was driving his Ford Explorer when a back wheel and tire broke free from the vehicle. This caused the Explorer to rollover several times.Eduardo was killed as a result of the accident.

june 19 wrongful death accident in Fresno County near Reedley

On June 19 there was a wrongful death accident east of Reedley. Reportedly a vehicle hit a power pole at the intersection of Manning and Crawford Avenues. The intersection was closed due to the power pole blocking the road after the accident. The driver of the vehicle sustained fatal injuries in the accident.

June 17 Fresno Accident on Highway 41

On June 17 there was an injury accident on Highway 41 near Shaw Avenue in Fresno. Reportedly one vehicle had overturned. This resulted in a man being pinned inside the vehicle. Emergency crews were necessary in order to remove him from the vehicle. No further details have been made available about the cause of the accident, the number of injured persons, or the extent of the injuries.

June 13 fatal I-5 accident near Gustine

Lolita Buenviaje was killed in an accident on I-5 near Gustine in Merced County on June 13. According to the reports Arnel Buenviaje was the driver of the vehicle when a tire blew out. The car began to swerve then veered to the left. Arnel lost control of the vehicle before it rolled several times. Lolita, unlike the other people in the vehicle, was not wearing a seat belt. Arnel was taken via air to Memorial Medical Center with serious injuries. The three other passengers in the vehicle all suffered minor injuries.

Two Visalia women struck at bus stop

June 8, 2010--Two women waiting at a bus stop in Visalia yesterday afternoon were struck by a drunk driver.  The driver was as Jason Thomas Howard, age 24 who was driving  a 1986 Nissan.  He initially struck a trash can and then lost control and hit the women.  The victims were identified as Keri Sanders, age 40 and Demetria Davidson, age 32, who were both seriously injured.  The accident was on Walnut near Ben Maddox.Potential sources of recovery include Mr. Howard's insurance policy, punitive damages against him for driving while drunk, and possibly underinsured motorist coverages on vehicle policies owned by the two victims.  Our law firm is located in Visalia, just 3 miles from the scene of th is accident.  /

June 7 Fresno County Highway 99 accident

On June 7 an accident occurred on Highway 99 near Highway 180 in Fresno.  No further details regarding the cause of the accident or possible injuries are available at this time.  If you would like us to send a private engineer to investigate this accident, please give us a call.

Fatal crash on I-5 at manning

June 8, 2010--Earlier today there was a fatal accident on Interstate 5 in Central California near Manning Avenue in Fresno County.  Also, at least one patient was being airlifted to a hospital.  So far no other information is available.  Please call if you would like us to send an engineer to the scene of this accident.  Air bag modules or black boxes can provide pre-accident data such as speeds, etc.  Our offices are located 90 minutes to the south.

June 6 wrongful death on Lovers Lane in Visalia

Eighteen-year-old Cindy Janelli was killed in a wrongful death accident in Visalia on Lovers Lane on June 6. Reportedly Janelli swerved into the center median and hit a tree near Roosevelt Avenue. Unfortunately she was not wearing a seat belt an died as a result of the accident. Our law firm is located right in Visalia. Please contact us if you would like us to further investigate the site of the accident by calling attorney John Rozier at 559-713-0159 or at our website

June 5 Highway 41 motorcycle accident near Lemoore

On June 5 a fatal motorcycle accident on Highway 41 near Lemoore in Kings County took the life of Ernest Pineida. It was reported that Pineida was traveling southbound on Highway 41 his motorcycle when he crossed over into the northbound lanes near Jackson Avenue. He crossed right into the path of Jairo Corona's Dodge Neon. Corona's car hit Pineida and he was taken to Community Regional Medical Center. He died at the hospital. Both people in the Neon were uninjured.

Jeep rollover near Lake Isabella kills two

June 4, 2010--A Jeep rolled over yesterday near Lake Isabella in Kern County.  The driver, Benca Kadar and the passenger Thomas Alan Johnson were both ejected and killed.  The crash was near Highway 178 on 4x4 Freeway Ridge near Lake Isabella.Our law firm is located in the adjoining county, Tulare County.  Please call us if you would like us to send an engineer to the scene of this accident to investigate further.  Sources of potential recovery include insurance for the vehicle, underinsured motorist coverage on the passenger's policy, and potential roadway defects.  Just last month or so we filed a wrongful death case for a widow from Alabama whose husband was an oil industry worker killed by vegetable truck in a fog accident south of Bakersfield in Kern County.  Please give us a call to get started.  Attorney John Rozier.  559-713-0159.  /

Crash west of Fresno kills one

June 4, 2010--This mornings 2 vehicle crash west of Fresno took one life.  The accident was at Belmont and Grantland.  A male driver of a Ford Focus either ran a stop sign or pulled out in front of a pickup driving west on Belmont.  The pickup then slammed into the side of the Ford. The photo in the paper shows a nearby orchard.  With Spring growth of foliage, stop signs can become obscured.  We have in the past handled 2 other blocked stop sign cases, one in Parlier and the other near Woodlake.  Please let us investigate this possibility in this case.  Our offices are located just 40 miles from the scene of this accident.  Attorney John Rozier

Fatal accident on Balch Park Road

June 3, 2010--Yesterday's fatal accident on Balch Park Road above Springville was caused by 22 year old Robert Vanwinkle who lost control while driving drunk, according to the newspaper.  His 17 year old male passenger was killed in the crash.18 year old Justin Adams of Springville was injured.Please call us to begin a claim arising from this accident.  We are located just 30 miles away in Visalia.  We need to investigate available insurances, assets, and possible roadway defects.  Attorney John Rozier  559-713-0159.  /

Kaweah Lake jet ski accident

June 4, 2010--Last week's ski boat fatality on Kaweah Lake near Visalia raises more questions than answers.  Areas to be investigated include who was drinking, lake speed limits, prior histories of aggressive driving, involved third parties, permitted directions of travel, witness information, available insurances, etc.  Please call us if you would like these issues looked into.  We previously handled a jet ski accident on Lake Success.  Our offices are located right here in Visalia.  /

June 2 Reedley wrongful death accident kills two

On June 2 a man and a woman were both killed in a head-on collision in Reedley. Reportedly the man was traveling eastbound on Adams Avenue near Crawford Avenue when he drifted into the westbound lane and hit the woman’s car head-on. Both drivers died at the scene of the accident.

May 27 Merced Accident on a Motorcycle

On May 27 a man was injured in an accident on Highway 140 in Merced between a motorcycle and a Ford Mustang. Reportedly Wallace Dunn was westbound on his motorcycle when the Mustang, driven by Teresa Ledesma, turned in front of him. The motorcycle hit the side of the car. Dunn was thrown from the bike. Dunn was seriously injured as a result of the accident.Please call us to investigate this accident further.  Was the Mustang driver on the job, did roadway defects contribute to this accident?  Attorney John Rozier  559-713-1059.  Our offices are located just 90 minutes form the scene of this accident.

June 2 wrongful death near Reedley

On June 2 there was an accident near Reedley. The accident occurred at the intersection of Adams and Crawford Avenues. Being that the Coroner's Office was called the scene of the accident, we may conclude that a fatality resulted from the accident. No further details are available at this time.

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