October 21, 2014- A vehicle accident on Highway 41, in Kings County, injures eight people. The minivan collision happened on Tuesday, near Hanford, at about 4 PM.
Norman Silveira, of Clovis, was stopped in the eastbound lane of Fremont Avenue, at the intersection of Highway 41, in a 2012 Ford F150 pickup truck. A 2008 Chevy Uplander minivan, driven by Lorenzo Lopez, of Huron, was traveling south on Highway 41.
After stopping the Ford truck drove into the intersection, into the path of the Chevrolet. Lopez was not able to stop in time and the two vehicle collided.
The minivan rolled over from the impact of the crash, and Rogelio Garcia, a passenger in the Uplander, was ejected.
Juan Alvarez, also a passenger in the van suffered major injuries and was flown by helicopter to Community Regional Medical Center, in Fresno. Lopez and the remaining passengers; Crisotomo Perez, Rogelio Garcia, Santos Velasquez, Mateo Verbes, and Elizara Mendez, all of Huron, sustained injuries ranging from minor to major. Silviera was also hurt in the accident.