March 9, 2014- A car crash occurred on Sunday evening on Road 248. The accident happened sometime before midnight.
The driver, Omar Andrade, 22 years old, of Porterville, was headed north on Road 248, near Avenue 124. He veered off the right side of the road, and smashed into four orange trees.
The Tulare County Fire Department were the first to respond to the accident, and had to use the jaws of life to extract Andrade from his vehicle.
Andrade was taken by ambulance to the Sierra View Hospital for treatment. It was reported that he had moderate injuries; cuts on his arms and legs, and was complaining of chest pain.
The local police arrested him at the hospital, as it was determined that alcohol was a factor in the crash.