On February 2 Johnny Arias and his 11-year-old grandson Edward Hunt were injured when the four-wheeler they were on crashed near Porterville. Reportedly Arias was driving west on South Reservation Road at a high rate of speed with his grandson seated behind him when they began to pass a slower moving vehicle. The other vehicle then began to turn left. Arias swerved to the left to avoid an accident. The four-wheeler then left the roadway. The quad then hit a traffic sign and a barbed wire fence. Both Arias and Hunt were thrown from the quad. Neither person was wearing a helmet. They were both taken to Sierra View District Hospital to be treated for major injuries. Hunt was later taken via air to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno.
Our office currently has a $3 million claim demand pending on a quad case involving a claimant who lost his leg. Issues in that case involve whether speed was excessive, whether the size of the ATV was appropriate, and issues of negligent supervision. Please call us if you would like me to take a look at your case. Attorney John Rozier in Visalia on Caldwell. 559-713-0159. /