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Big Rig Accident in Merced County, on Highway 99, near Atwater

May 16, 2019- A big rig collision occurred on Thursday, north of Atwater.  The Merced County tractor-trailer crash happened on Highway 99, at around 3:30 AM.

Fog-Related Head-on SUV Collision on Shaffer Road, ends Fatally, near Atwater

On Thursday, January 10, 2019, a head-on vehicle accident ended fatally, north of Atwater.  The Merced County fog-related auto collision happened on Shaffer Road, at around 6:00 AM.

Fiery Tanker Truck Crash Just Off Highway 99, in Atwater; One Killed

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, a fiery big rig accident ended fatally, in Atwater.  The Merced County rollover semi collision happened just off Highway 99, at around 10:02 AM.

Semi Truck Accident in Merced County Ends Fatally, near Atwater

April 19, 2016- A big rig accident ended in fatality for one man, in Merced County, on Tuesday.  The semi truck collision happened near Atwater, on Lincoln Boulevard.

Double Big Rig Collision on Highway 99 at Buhach Road, in Atwater

On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, a double semi truck collision took place in Merced County, north of Fresno.  The big rig accident occurred on Highway 99 in Atwater, at around 7:30 AM.The CHP reported that the crash happened on southbound Highway 99, at Buhach Road.  The collision of the two tractor-trailers sent a truck from the northbound freeway across the concrete center divider and into the south lanes.  The big rig then overturned and spilled grain all over the highway.
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The accident led to serious injuries, but no other information is available at this time.
Issues still remaining to be investigated include determining the speed of the big rigs, whether road conditions may have contributed to this accident, and whether the facts of this accident as reported are accurate.  If you would like these issues investigated further then please call Attorney John Rozier at 559-713-0159 or contact on the web at

Police Officer Hurt in Car Accident at Bellevue Road in Atwater

March 18, 2015- A police officer was injured in a car accident, in Atwater, Wednesday afternoon.  The Merced County automobile collision happened after the patrol car and another vehicle collided.Officer Dave Sarginson was driving in his police cruiser, responding to call, with his lights and sirens on.  When Sarginson entered the intersection of Bellevue Road and Granite Drive, a 2003 Cadillac attempted to make a left turn and smashed into the patrol car.
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The officer was airlifted to a Modesto hospital.  The condition of his injuries is not known, but he was recently released from the hospital and will likely return to duty next month after recovery.David Macias Rodriguez, the driver of the Cadillac, suffered injuries to his shoulder.  He was taken to the hospital for treatment.  A five year old girl, who was a passenger in Rodriguez's vehicle, was not hurt.If you would like this accident investigated further, please give me a call. Attorney John Rozier, your personal injury lawyer. I specialize in all types of vehicle collisions.  My office is located in Visalia, California, in Tulare County.  Let me help you. 559-713-0159 or online at

Merced County Hit and Run Crash on Highway 99 Ends in Two Fatalities

On Monday, February 16, 2015, a hit and run vehicle collision kills two people on Highway 99 North, on Monday.  The car accident occurred near Atwater, in Merced County, at about 9 AM.A white or silver sedan was traveling in the slow lane on northbound Highway 99, near Westside Boulevard.  The automobile swerved into the center lane and ran into a Nissan Xterra, driven by a Laton man; Maninder Singh, 22 years of age.The Nissan flipped over onto the grass center divide of the freeway, and into the southbound lanes.  Two passengers in the backseat of the vehicle; Javir Kaur, 45 years old, and Nirbhai Singh, 53 years old, were thrown from the vehicle.Kaur was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision.  Kewal Singh, 72, was the front passenger in the Xterra.  He also was pronounced dead at the scene.Nirbhai Singh was flown, by helicopter, to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, having suffered major injuries.  Maninder Singh also sustained serious injuries and was taken to Memorial Medical Center, in Modesto.All four people in the Xterra were family members from the town of Laton, in Fresno County.The silver sedan continued driving north after the crash with Singh.  The sedan then hit a second vehicle, a Nissan Versa, driven by Sedra Nadine Sigarroa, of Merced.  That vehicle swerved into the south lanes of the highway, but did not roll over.Sigarroa was not injured in the crash.The hit and run driver is still at large, at this time.  Authorities are on the lookout for him or her.
While our condolences go out to the friends and family of the victims, we recognize that no monetary sum can ease the pain and loss felt after a tragedy such as this.However, just monetary compensation can help ease the burden of medical bills,final expenses, and help support any dependents left behind by the deceased.Please contact us at or call Attorney John Rozier, at 559-713-0159, if you would like help filing a claim.

Highway 99 Car Accident Caused by Wrong Way Driver in Atwater

January 18, 2015- A wrong-way driver caused a car accident on Highway 99, in Atwater.  The Merced County vehicle collision happened on Sunday, at about 9 AM.The California Highway Patrol received reports about an erratic driver in a white Dodge Ram truck, traveling on the southbound freeway.  Officers attempted to stop the pickup, but the driver did not yield and continued to drive down Highway 99.The truck then veered across the median of the roadway and drove onto the northbound lanes into oncoming traffic.  The Dodge clipped the right side of a Chevy Malibu that was carrying three people. The driver of the Malibu saw the pickup coming towards it, and tried to avoid a head-on collision.  The Ram truck then smashed into the side guardrail and drove off the side of the freeway, down the embankment, and overturned.  It finally came to rest on Atwater Boulevard, near Maple Street, where the vehicle then caught fire.The pickup truck driver suffered injuries and was taken to Community Regional Medical Center, in Fresno.The Chevy Malibu driver sustained minor injuries and was also taken to the hospital for treatment.
If you need a lawyer please call Attorney John Rozier, your personal injury specialist handling all types of crashes. I am located in Visalia on Caldwell Avenue.  559-713-0159, or contact us online

Police Officer Injured in Head-on Collision in Atwater

Central California Car Collision Attorney John L. Rozier has the following report; On Saturday, December 27, 2014, a head-on collision sends one police officer to the hospital.  The Merced County car accident occurred at about 8 PM, in Atwater.

A woman, with four passengers, was driving a car on Atwater Boulevard.  She attempted to make a left turn near Shaffer Road, and pulled out into the path of a patrol car.  The two vehicles hit head-on.

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The Atwater police officer suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.  Two children in the other automobile were also hurt, but family members chose to seek their own medical treatment.

The scene of the accident should be independently inspected as soon as possible.  Please call Mr. Rozier at 559-713-0159 or online at  He is located just south of Atwater, in Visalia.

Atwater Collision Between a Motorcycle and Transit Bus on Buhach Road

June 23, 2014- A man died after a collision with a transit bus, in Atwater.  The accident happened in Merced County, on Monday, at about 8:19 PM.An Atwater officer tried to pull over a motorcyclist, who was spotted driving dangerously, near Juniper Avenue and Buhach Road.  The 1987 Harley Davidson did not stop, but instead took off, traveling south on Buhach.
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The police followed the motorcycle, when the bike, after only a minute of pursuit, hit a curb.  The Harley swerved into the intersection of Clover Avenue, and Buhach Rd.  The motorcycle then smashed into a Merced Transit Authority bus, that was turning left onto Buhach.The motorcycle rider was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene of the collision.The bus driver was alone in the bus, and he was not injured.If you need a lawyer please call Attorney John Rozier, your personal injury specialist handling all types of crashes. I am located in Visalia on Caldwell Avenue.  559-713-0159, or contact us online

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