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April 5 fatal accident on Highway 46 kills three

On April 5 three people were killed in a wrongful death accident on Highway 46 near Lost Hills. The accident was a head-on collision between a van and a Jeep Cherokee. Three people were pinned in the vehicles and were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Two other people were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries. There was a small fire in the van which firefighter crews attended to. The stretch of highway was closed for about four hours after the accident. This stretch of highway has been given the nick name Blood Alley due to the high number of fatal crashes that occur here. /

Blood Alley deaths on Highway 46

April 5, 2010--Monday's 3 deaths on Highway 46 in Kern County occurred along what has become known as Blood Alley.  A van and a Jeep Cherokee had a head-on collision 2 miles west of Lost Hills between Brown Material Road and Lost Hills Road.  In addition to the three killed, 2 others were injured.This blog has documented several other Highway 46 accidents in the past year.  If you would like us to investigate your accident, please call before the vehicles are destroyed.  The event data recorders can be downloaded to determine pre-accident speeds, etc.  /

Dangerous Stretch of highway 46 (Blood Alley) in Kern County to be widened

Next week the ground breaking will take place to widen Highway 46 in Kern County from San Luis Obispo County Line to Brown Material Road near Lost Hills. It has taken over 10 years to get the funding together for this project. Sen. Dean Florez, D-Shafter has been behind this project since a brutal high-profile accident occurred on this route in 1999. A combination of federal and state funding has been brought together to finally make this project a reality. The road will expand from 2 lanes to 4 with a generous median in between. There is a long history of accidents on this stretch of road sometimes referred to as "Blood Alley." The 2 most recent occuring October 23 and 28 killing 4 and 3 people respectively. If you have been involved in an accident on Highway 46 please contact us for a free consultation at /.

Blood Alley Victims Identified

October 23, 2009--The victims of Friday's fatal accident on Highway 46 near Lost Hills have been identified.  The occupants of the westbound Prius were Shirlene Ann Soto, age 62 and Walter Earl Elliott, age 84, both of Los Osos.  Those who died in the Chevy Cavalier were 25 year old Jose Alberto Sanchez and 1 year old Nathaniel Sanchez.  The female occupant of their vehicle was air lifted to Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield.

Head-on collision investigation

October 23, 2009--The recent head-on collision on Highway 46 near Lost Hills in Kern County raises more questions than answers.  Unfortunately the CHP multi-disciplinary accident investigation team (MAIT) report will not likely be completed for several months.  Issues include the roadway design, the speeds of all involved vehicles, including the big rigs that were being passed, lighting and dust or fog issues  and obstructions to visibility or line of sight.  Under normal circumstances, assuming drugs or alcohol were not involved, the combination of the negligence two or more parties may contribute to a collision.

Highway 46 Crash near Lost Hills

October 23, 2009--Another Highway 46 fatality occurred Friday which took the lives of a baby and 3 adults.  A blue Chevy Cavalier was passing 2 big rigs when it ran out of room and swerved to the shoulder just as a Toyota Prius also headed for the dirt.  A major head-on collision resulted.10 years ago a Toyota Lexus hydroplaned in the rain on Highway 46 and veered into oncoming traffic.  6 deaths and other major injuries resulted.  The driver of the Lexus had been heading to the family cabin in Cambria and that particular stretch of roadway was slanted such that water pooled and thereby contributed to the accident.  The law firm of Nelson & Rozier was able to establish that Cal Trans knew of the roadway defect and cause them to contribute to settlement.  This came only after extensive records were produced by Cal Trans at their regional construction offices in San Luis Obispo.  If you would like us to investigate this accident please call Attorney John Rozier at 559-713-0159.

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