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Fresno Hit and Run Car Accident on Jensen and Chestnut Avenues Ends in Double Fatality

Central California Car Collision Attorney John L. Rozier has the following report; On Saturday, November 22, 2014, DUI crash took place in southeast Fresno, at the Jensen and Chestnut intersection.  The hit and run car accident happened at about 11:20 PM.

Rafael Arce Pedroza, who officers say was driving while intoxicated, was traveling in a Suzuki SUV on Chestnut Avenue.  He was speeding toward the intersection of Chestnut and Jensen avenues, when he hit a Nissan Pathfinder from behind, that was stopped in the right lane, at a red light.
The Nissan was driven by Jacqueline Rivera and also included her husband; Jose Chavez, son; Jose Chavez, daughter; Aaliyah Chavez, 11 years old, and her son’s girlfriend; Savanni Ung.

The collision with the Sport Utility Vehicle caused the Pathfinder to overturn multiple times and hit a light pole in the intersection.  The automobile burst into flames, after the gas tank ruptured.
Pedroza was reported to have fled the scene of the accident on foot.  He was later found and arrested in his apartment.
Jose Chavez, his son, and Savanni Ung were all able to get free of the burning vehicle.  While Jacqueline Rivera and her daughter Aaliyah who were unconscious from the collision were not rescued in time.
Pedroza and the three victims in the Pathfinder all suffered minor to moderate injuries.  They were taken by ambulance to Community Regional Medical Center, in Fresno.

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