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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.  /

November 9 fatal train accident in Fresno

On November 9 Damien Montenegro was killed in a deadly train accident near Clinton and College Avenues in Fresno. According to reports Montenegro was a freshman at Fresno High School. The arm crosses at that intersection were reported to have been working before Montenegro was hit by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train. Montenegro was just fifteen years old. No further information is available at this time.

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.

October 27 Hanford wrongful death accident victim identified

The woman who died in a head-on collision in Hanford on October 27 has been identified as Tricia Garnica. Reportedly Garnica was driving east on Flint Avenue when she ran a stop sign at the intersection with Sixth Avenue. Her vehicle was then hit by a pickup truck driven by Brian McCutcheon of Visalia. Garnica died as a result of the accident.

October 23 fatal pedestrian accident in Porterville

On October 23 a woman was killed after being hit by a car while walking near Route 190 near Road 200 in Porterville. Reportedly the woman was hit by an eastbound vehicle around 5:55 am. The driver of the vehicle then fled the scene of the accident. No further details are available at this time.

October 20 Highway 99 big rig accident kills one

On October 20 there was an accident on Highway 99 in Modesto involving a big rig and 4 other vehicles that killed one person. Reportedly the big rig failed to stop for slowing traffic and then triggered a five-vehicle, chain-reaction accident. The driver of a Nissan Frontier was declared dead at the scene of the accident. A passenger in the Nissan is reported to have suffered major injuries. Four other people are reported to have suffered minor injuries. The five cars had slowed down near the Carpenter Road-Briggsmore Avenue overpass for an unknown reason when the big rig failed to stop in time hitting the Nissan and pushing it into the other vehicles.

October 19 Highway 140 accident victim dies

Yolanda Charlton died from injuries resulting from the October 19 accident she was involved in. Reportedly Charlton was following a pickup truck driven by Jason Andrew Shetler on Highway 140 when Shetler swerved into the path of a big rig. The big rig then lost control and hit Charlton's vehicle. The driver of the pickup truck died as a result of the accident. A suicide note was found in the wreckage of the vehicle. Charlton was taken to a local hospital and died several days later.

October 20 Lemoore pedestrian accident

On October 20 William Vega was killed after being hit by a car in Lemoore. Reportedly the 75-year-old man was a resident of the Santa Rosa Ranchera near Lemoore. He was walking west across 17th Avenue near Davis Circle when he was hit by a northbound vehicle. The vehicle then fled the scene of the accident. The victim was believed to be under the influence of alcohol and was wearing dark clothing in an area where the street lights were not lit.

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.

October 19 wrongful death accident on Highway 140

On October 19 a 40-year-old Atwater man was killed in a head-on collision on Highway 140. Reportedly the victim was driving his pickup truck west on Highway 140 when he abruptly turned into the eastbound lane into the path of a big rig. This caused the big rig to skid into the path of a Ford Taurus that was following the deceased's vehicle. Yolanda Charlton was the driver of the Taurus. Arestides Fontes, the driver of the big rig, suffered minor injuries. Charlton was taken to Doctors Medical Center with major injuries. The driver of the pickup was killed as a result of the accident.

October 19 fatal ATV accident in Stanislaus County

On October 19 William Robert Clark was killed when he crashed his ATV in Stanislaus National Forest. Reportedly the Sonora resident was on an ATV trail when he passed two other ATV riders. His high speed prevented him from properly negotiating a right-hand turn and he went flying down a mountainside. While he was wearing a helmet, Clark died from head injuries.

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