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Truck Crashes Into Amtrak Train in Madera

September 25, 2011- A Madera man sustained only minor injuries after his pickup collided with an Amtrak train Sunday morning. The crash occurred at about 7 AM, in the Madera area, north of Fresno.Joe Irami, was driving a 2010 Dodge truck east on Avenue 15, west of Santa Fe Drive. He was approaching the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe tracks, and realized that the crossing arms were down. Irami slammed on his brakes, but the truck did not stop in time, and smashed into the train.Irami was taken to Community Regional Medical Center, in Fresno to be treated for minor injuries.The accident is under investigation.If you need a lawyer please call Attorney John Rozier, your personal injury specialist handling all crashes. I am located in Visalia, south of Madera 559-713-0159.

Golden State Blvd Fatality Between Chowchilla and Madera

August 26, 2011- A 16 year old Chowchilla boy, Jose Trinidad, died Friday evening when the car he was a passenger in was struck head-on by a man suspected of drunk driving.Trinidad was in the front passenger seat of a 2001 Hyundai that was headed north on Golden State Boulevard, a frontage road on the west side of Highway 99. The accident occurred north of Avenue 20, between Chowchilla and Madera, about 15 minutes north of Fresno, right before 9 PM.Trinidad was one of four teenagers in the Hyundai, when it was hit by a 2006 Infiniti that was driving south on Golden State Blvd.The Infiniti’s driver, Sancho Kibufu, of Encino, was reportedly driving at a high speed when he crossed the center line and crashed into the Hyundai.Kibufu was taken to Madera Community Hospital with major injuries, before being arrested for felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter.The driver of the Hyundai, a 19 year old man, and the two other passengers, were taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.Please give me a call if you need legal representation for this accident. Attorney John Rozier of Visalia. 559-713-0159

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 41 motorcycle accident

December 12, 2010--Sunday morning's fatal accident in Madera County on Highway 41 was caused by a drunk driver who tried to pass a Ford Mustang when the motorcycle was oncoming.  The deceased is identified as Eddie Johnson.  His passenger Wilma Tucker was critically injured.  Bruce Faux of Coarsegold was identified as the suspected drunk driver.The air bag black box module should tell us the speed of the Toyota Sienna at impact.  Please call if you would like our engineers to take a look.  Personal injury Attorney John Rozier in Visalia  559-713-0159./

Madera County head-on collision

November 22, 2010--Last Monday an accident in Madera County critically injured 2 and seriously hurt another.  19 year old Honorio Tecpile is accused of crossing the center line on Highway 145 on a curve near Road 33. He reportedly was unlicensed and gave a false identity at the scene.Issues to investigate include negligent entrustment of the vehicle, vehicle speeds and the availability of uninsured motorist coverage.  Please give us a call.  /

Highway 41 accident injures Jim Gagliardi

November 16, 2010--Last night a two car crash on Highway 41 in Madera County severely injured 71 year old Jim Gagliardi, a partner in a landmark Fresno business called National Hardware.  Maxwell Gross, age 18, was northbound on Highway 41 and turned into the path of Mr. Gagliardi's southbound GMC vehicle.  Mr. Gross was driving a Jeep.Possible sources of recovery include vehicle insurance on Mr. Gross's Jeep and uninsured motorist coverage for Mr. Gagliardi.  /

Madera pedestrian killed on 4th street

November 13, 2010--Saturday night a 48 year old Madera woman named Judy Lynne Diaz was struck by a car and killed while crossing 4th Street at the Highway 99 overpass.  The driver immediately contacted the police and reported the incident.Issues to be investigated include whether the vehicle air bag module recorded the speed of the car, whether visual obstructions may have played a role, the existance of uninsured motorist coverage applicable to the pedestrian, whether a crosswalk was being used, etc.  Please call if you would like us to investigate further.  Attorney John Rozier  559-713-0159.

Jaguar crash near Madera

November 13, 2010--Last Saturday's crash near Madera occurred when a Jaguar driven by Richard Farias was trying to pass another car at 110 miles per hour and overturned.  Marcel Rodriguez, age 38 and Deborah Lyon, age 53 both of Madera were killed in the accident and two others including the driver were injured.  The accident was on Avenue 14 near Road 21 in Madera CountyIssues to be investigated include whether the passengers consented to the high rate of speed, whether roadside conditions contributed to this accident, and whether the deceased passengers carried uninsured motorist coverage which may assist their families in making a full recovery.  Please call us to investigate further.  /

September 25 Madera fatal pedestrian accident

On September 25 Eladio Lemus, a 69-year-old man, was killed in a hit and run pedestrian accident in Madera. According to reports Lemus was crossing 6th Street at the A Street intersection in Madera when he was hit by a vehicle headed west on 6th Street. The vehicle had failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection. The driver of the vehicle then fled took off and left the scene of the accident. Lemus suffered major injuries and later died at the hospital.

September 21 Madera pedestrian accident

On September 21 a young boy was killed after being hit by a car in Madera. The three-year-old boy was crossing the street near the intersection of Olive Avenue and Martin Street at the time of the accident. The vehicle that hit him then fled the scene of the accident. The victim was taken to Madera Community Hospital where he later died.

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