Friday, January 23, 2015

Semi Truck Head-on Collision on Weedpatch Highway in Bakersfield, Ends in Fatality

January 20, 2015- A deadly head-on car collision happened in Kern County, on Tuesday.  The big rig accident took place in east Bakersfield, on Weedpatch Highway, at about 9 PM.

A 30 year old driver, from Arvin, was driving a red Ford Focus on Weedpatch Highway, near Edison Highway, when he lost control of the car.  The Focus drove over a raised median and into the opposite lane of traffic.

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The automobile crashed head-on into an oncoming semi truck.

The Ford's driver suffered major injuries and was taken to Kern Medical Center, where he later died.  Officers reported that the driver was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

The big rig driver was not hurt.

The police report of this accident will be probably be ready in a week or two.  If you would like us to start investigating this accident--please call.  We can come to you. or give me a call at 559-713-0159.  Attorney John Rozier of Visalia.

Multi-Vehicle Crash West of Visalia, on Highway 198

Visalia Collision Attorney John Rozier has the following report; On Wednesday, January 14, 2015, a 3-vehicle pileup occurred on Highway 198 and Road 64, near Highway 99.  The multi-car accident happened in Tulare County, at about 9:25 AM, as a result of low visibility from the fog.

A semi truck, driven by Steve L. Frisby, of Visalia, turned from Road 64 onto the highway.  At the same time a red Lincoln MKZ, traveling in the slow lane on Hwy 198, was headed towards the big rig.

As the tractor-trailer turned into the intersection, the Lincoln, driven by Claudia De Esquivel, hit the back of the vehicle.  De Esquivel had attempted to stop before the crash, but was unable to.

Cheriee Brown was driving a gray 2008 Acura car when she smashed into the back of the Lincoln.  The impact pushed the MKZ under the semi truck.

Brown and De Esquivel suffered moderate injuries.  They were taken for treatment, to Kaweah Delta Medical Center, in Visalia.

Frisby wasn't hurt in the collision.

Officers reported that the foggy weather played a part in the incident.

Mr. Rozier is located right here in Visalia and would like to speak to those involved in the accident.  Please give him a call at 559-713-0159 or contact at

Hit-and-Run Automobile Accident Kills Orosi Pedestrian, on Frances Drive

January 21, 2015- A hit-and-run collision leaves one woman dead, in Tulare County.  The car accident happened in Orosi, on Wednesday, at about 6 PM.

Salud Barragan/Baragan, 80 years old, was getting into the passenger's side of her granddaughter's car, which was parked on Frances Drive, south of Albert Avenue.  She was hit by a blue 1990's Chevy Cavalier.  The Chevrolet then fled the scene.

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Baragan was thrown from the vehicle, and suffered severe head trauma and other serious injuries.  She was rushed to Kaweah Delta Medical Center, in Visalia.  She later died in the hospital from her wounds.

Police are still looking for the driver of the Chevy.

Fresno-Visalia-Bakersfield accident attorney, John Rozier.  Your lawyer for car crashes, wrongful deaths and personal injuries.  Our condolences go out to the family in this collision.  Please let us help you. or call me at 559-713-0159.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

School Bus Collision with Cattle Truck on Highway 165, in Hilmar

January 22, 2015- A fatal school bus accident took place in Merced County, northwest of Fresno. The big rig collision happened on Thursday morning, in Hilmar.

The crash occurred when a school bus that only contained the driver, crashed with a semi truck that was carrying cattle.  It happened on Highway 165, in the downtown area of Hilmar.

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The 33 year old driver of the truck, who was from Chowchilla, died at the scene of the accident.

The bus driver sustained moderate injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

No other information is known at this time.

Please give us a call, if you are a relative or are in touch with the family, and would like us to investigate this accident further. We are located in Visalia, south of Fresno. Attorney John Rozier 559-713-0159 or online at