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Porterville Man Hits Horse on Highway 99

September 9, 2011- A Porterville man, Luis Gonzalez, collided with a horse on southbound Highway 99, Friday morning, near Pixley.

Gonzalez, was driving a 2003 Ford Focus south on Hwy 99, north of Avenue 72, when he hit an unsecured adult horse standing in the lane. His vehicle was traveling in the fast lane at about 65 to 70 mph when the crash occurred.

The collision removed the entire roof off the Focus. The car went about 200 feet down the freeway and then off the road into a fence on the west side.


Gonzalez sustained major head injuries, and had to be airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center, in Fresno.

He was the only occupant in the car. It is reported that he was wearing his seat belt.

I am a personal injury lawyer, in Visalia, just miles from Porterville. Ready to meet all your legal needs. Please give me a call. Attorney John Rozier 559-713-0159.