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Update to Pile Up on Highway 41 and I-5

September 1, 2011- An update to the eight car crash that happened last Thursday on Highway 41, in the Kettleman City area.

The driver of the semi truck, was Jonathan Moren, of Madera. The accident occurred when Moren reportedly failed to stop for stopped traffic ahead of him, from road construction to State Route 41. Moren was traveling at 55 mph, when he locked up the brakes and swerved to avoid a collision, causing his vehicle to hit the back of a 2000 Nissan Sentra driven by Erica Kloth, of Yreka.

Craig Brown, of Visalia, was in a 2000 Ford F-250, when Moren’s Freightliner, struck his truck from behind, causing major damage. Brown’s Ford then struck a 2007 Toyota Highlander, causing moderate damage to that vehicle.


Brown had no injuries, and Kloth was listed as having moderate injuries.

Jonathan Gardner, of Santa Barbara, was listed as having minor injuries. The names of the others involved in the collision have not been reported at this time.

I am a personal injury lawyer serving the central valley. With an accident this size the CHP report may not be ready for weeks–please let us get started to measure skids, download air bag data and prove liability. If you were injured in this accident please call tomorrow morning. I practice in Visalia which is within miles of the scene of this accident. We are currently suing a trucking company over a big rig fog accident at I-5 and Highway 119 and another suit involves Highway 41 at Floral. Attorney John Rozier 559-713-0159.