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Fatality on Southbound Hwy 99 near Madera

August 26, 2011- A fatality occurred Friday afternoon at 3:30 PM on Highway 99 when a 1997 Honda Accord crashed into a big rig, near Madera, which is 10 minutes north of Fresno.The driver of the Honda, Jerri Fuller, a woman from Rancho Cordova, was driving north on Hwy 99, south of Avenue 21 ½. She veered left from the pavement, and slid across the dirt median into the oncoming southbound traffic.The driver of a tractor-trailer rig, Kevin Barth of Wisconsin, swerved to avoid the Honda, but not soon enough. The car hit the left side of the trailer and the rear wheels rolled over it, breaking the rear axle from the trailer.Jerri Fuller died at the scene of the accident. And Barth was taken to Madera Community Hospital with minor injuries.Witnesses of the crash reported that Fuller was driving between 65-80 mph when she left the northbound lanes of the highway.The CHP don’t know why the car sped across the median, into the southbound lanes.Further investigation is needed for the accident. Please call Attorney John Rozier at 559-713-0159. Our law firm is located south of Fresno, in Visalia.

Highway 99 fatal motorcycle accident

John Lane of Bakersfield was killed in a motorcycle accident on Highway 99 in Tulare County. Reportedly Lane was riding north on Highway 99 near Avenue 384 when his Harley Davidson drifted into the median. The motorcycle then hit the guardrail. Lane was declared dead at the scene of the accident.

December 10 wrongful death accident on Highway 99 in Tipton

On December 10 James Shapleigh was killed in a wrongful death accident on Highway 99 in Tipton involving a big rig. Reportedly Shapleigh was driving north on Highway 99 near Poplar Avenue when his pickup hit the back of the big rig. He was declared dead at the scene of the accident. Lorenzo Puente Munoz was the driver of the big rig. Munoz and his passenger did not sustain any injuries. It is unclear why Shapleigh's pickup hit the big rig.Our law firm is located in Visalia, just 20 miles from the scene of this accident.  Please give us a call and I will send an engineer to start investigating the speed of each vehicle, etc.  The air bag black box data may also be available.  Attorney John Rozier  559-713-0159.  /

November 9 Highway 99 accident in Turlock

On November 9 Harmanpreet Kaur was killed in an accident on Highway 99 in Turlock. Reportedly Kaur was driving north in the southbound lanes of Highway 99 going about 70 to 80 mph when her vehicle hit a pickup truck head-on. The truck was forced into a ditch as a result of the accident. Jeffrey Wilson, the driver of the truck, was taken to Memorial Hospital with major injuries. The passenger in his vehicle was taken to Doctors Medical Center with minor injuries. Kaur was declared dead at the scene of the accident.

November 5 Highway 99 accident near Manteca kills one

On November 5 Antonio Cuevas was killed in a 5-vehicle accident on Highway 99 near Manteca. Reportedly Cuevas was northbound on Highway 99 when he was forced to slam on the brakes of his Ford Explorer for traffic that was stopped ahead of him. The Explorer then fishtailed into the center lane and hit a Chevrolet Venture and a Dodge Charger. Then the Explorer went back toward the slow lane and was hit by a big rig. Finally the Explorer and the big rig slid into a Dodge Intrepid. All four of the other drivers suffered injuries in the accident. Cuevas was declared dead at the scene of the accident.

July 22 Greyhound bus accident investigated futher

The Greyhound bus accident that happened on July 22 on Highway 99 near McKinley Avenue in Fresno took six lives that day. This week a reenactment took place to reenact the crash site and attempt to determine if the bus driver responded by braking in a reasonable manner. Tests were done to establish a "brake line" where a person should have applied the brakes after seeing an SUV in the road. This line was then used to measure how long it would take for a bus that was up to speed to come to a complete stop after reaching the brake line. This information will be evaluated and will hopefully help determine liability in the case. If anyone involved in this accident is still in need of reliable and experienced representation please contact us. Our offices are located just 40 miles south of the accident site.

September 26 Highway 99 fatal accident in Tulare County

On September 26 Visalia resident Bella Mendoza was killed in a rollover accident on Highway 99 in Tulare County near Earlimart. According to reports Mendoza was a passenger in a vehicle headed north on Highway 99 near Earlimart when the driver, Matthew Elizondo,  lost control of the SUV and overturned into a pistachio orchard. Reports stated that a tanker had drifted into Elizondo's lane forcing him to turn onto the median. He then lost control of the vehicle and crossed back over the northbound lanes. His vehicle then overturned in the orchard. There were a total of seven people in the vehicle. The driver and two others were treated at the scene of the accident.  Three passengers were hospitalized. Mendoza died at the scene of the accident.

June 6 accident involving three big rigs on Highway 99 results in death

On July 6 a man was killed in and accident between three big rigs on  near Turlock on Highway 99 in Stanislaus County.  According to reports, the first big rig driver, Marcus Task, had stopped on the shoulder of the road. Task was attempting to reenter the roadway when the second big rig driver, Jaime Henriquez, saw Task’s truck and slowed to let him in. unfortunately, the third big rig driver did not see that Henriquez had slowed down. He then subsequently hit the back of Henriquez’s trailer. This caused the third cab to crush about 15 feet inward and erupt into flames. The flames then spread to the trailer of Henriquez’s truck. The third big rig driver was killed in the accident. His name has not been released until he can be identified via dental records.

May 17 Highway 99 Delhi accident victim identified

The man who died in a Highway 99 accident near Delhi on May 17 has been identified as Richard Doyle Nix Jr. Nix was driving southbound in the northbound lanes when he hit a big rig head-on. His vehicle then swerved and hit a third vehicle. Nix was the only one who suffered injuries as a result of the accident. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

May 17 Highway 99 wrongful death accident in Delhi

On May 17 a man from Turlock was killed in a wrongful death accident on Highway 99 in Delhi. Reportedly the man was driving south in the northbound lanes of the highway. His vehicle then hit a big rig, and then spun into another lane and hit a Lexus driven by Michela Furuti of Texas. The driver of the big rig, Luis Rosales, a passenger in the big rig, Ignacio Holguin, and Furuti all escaped injuries. It is unknown whether alcohol or drugs played a factor in this accident.

May 13 wrongful death accident on Highway 99 at Avenue 17

On May 13 Paul Allen Molder was killed in a wrongful death accident on Highway 99. Reportedly molder's Ford Explorer drifted off the on ramp at Avenue 17 and rolled over. Molder was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. He came to rest in a nearby parking lot and was declared dead at the scene of the accident.

March 9 wrongful death pedestrian accident on Highway 99 near Clinton Avenue

On March 9 Antonio Escamilla was killed in a wrongful death pedestrian accident on Highway 99 near Clinton Avenue in Fresno. Reportedly Escamillo was attempting to run across southbound Highway 99 when he was hit by a pickup truck driven by Joshua Thomas Power. Escamillo was killed as a result of the impact. This accident is still being investigated further. /

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