November 1, 2014- A car collision between a police cruiser and a pedestrian, ended in fatality, in Visalia. The Tulare County vehicle accident happened on Saturday, at about 1:30 AM. The officer has now been identified as Max Navo.
Officer Max Navo was traveling down Santa Fe Street at about 30 mph, when a pedestrian, 27 year old Rodrigo Cabral, stepped out into the street. Rodrigo was reported to have been walking with two other men, when a fight occurred between them.
Cabral fell to the ground, and when he got up he walked into the street, possibly to flag the cop car down. The officer was said to have swerved to avoid the pedestrian, but wasn’t able to get out of the way in time.
Cabral was rushed to Kaweah Delta Medical Center, after suffering major injuries. He was pronounced dead at the hospital at about 2:13 AM.
The California Highway Patrol have reported that it appears the collision was purely accidental.