Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Multiple Car Accidents in Fresno County, Both on Highway 180

November 22, 2014- Two separate vehicle collision leave one person dead and others injured, in west Fresno County.  The car accidents both happened on Highway 180, on Saturday evening.

The first incident involved four vehicles on Highway 180, near San Mateo, at about 5:30 PM.  A pickup truck was reported to have been traveling west when it veered into the eastbound lane and smashed head-on into another vehicle.  Two other cars headed east then collided into the back of the initial crash.

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The pickup driver suffered major injuries and was taken to Community Regional Medical Center, in Fresno.  A woman involved in the accident was also hurt and taken to the hospital.

The second collision ended in fatality and occurred at about 5:45 PM, on eastbound 180 and Howard Avenue, near Kerman.

 A Fresno woman died at the scene after her car struck the back of a pickup towing a trailer.  The woman’s car hit the truck that was stopped and about to turn northbound onto Howard Avenue. The California Highway Patrol reported that the truck was hard to see as the trailer had no properly equipped lighting, including brakes and turn signals.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision.  The truck driver sustained injuries and was taken to the hospital.

The law offices of Nelson and Rozier are located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley in Visalia. Our attorneys specialize in automobile collisions and personal injuries. If you would like experienced and reliable representation for your accident please contact us at www.nelsonrozier.com or call Attorney John Rozier at 559-713-0159.

Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/11/22/4249979/highway-180-traffic-diverted-after.html?sp=/99/406/263/#storylink=

Semi Truck Crash in Tulare County on Road 80 and Avenue 368

On Monday, November 17, 2014, a big rig collision ended in fatality, north of Visalia.  The Tulare County tractor-trailer accident occurred at about 7:10 PM.

Olivia Thomason of Porterville, was driving a 2003 Toyota 4Runner east on Avenue 368.  The Toyota came to the intersection of Ave 368 and Road 80 and had a green light at the posted traffic light.

As the SUV drove into the intersection a Kenworth semi truck, that was headed south on Road 80, ran the red light.  The driver of the big rig, Navor Hernandez, of Bakersfield, was said to have been traveling at about 55 mph when he collided the Toyota.

The 4Runner was pushed by the impact of the crash, across the road and into a 2003 Chevy Blazer, driven by William Celaya of Dinuba.

Thomason was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision.  Hernandez sustained moderate injuries, and was taken to the hospital for treatment.  Celaya was not hurt.

Fresno-Visalia-Bakersfield accident attorney, John Rozier.  Your lawyer for car crashes, wrongful deaths and personal injuries.  Big rig collisions, tankers, semi trucks.  Fog, dust storms, downed or blocked stop signs.  www.nelsonrozier.com or call me at 559-713-0159.

Mother and Daughter Killed in Hit and Run Accident on Chestnut Avenue, in Fresno

Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield Collision Attorney John L. Rozier has the following accident report; On Saturday, November 22, 2014, a fatal hit and run crash took place in southeast Fresno.  The DUI collision occurred at about 11:20 PM, at the Jensen and Chestnut intersection.

Rafael Arce Pedroza, who officers say was driving while intoxicated, was traveling in a Suzuki SUV on Chestnut Avenue.  He was speeding toward the intersection of Chestnut and Jensen avenues, when he hit a Nissan Pathfinder from behind, that was stopped at a red light.

The Nissan was driven by Jacqueline Rivera and also included her husband; Jose Chavez, son; Jose Chavez, daughter; Aaliyah Chavez, and her son's girlfriend; Savanni Ung.

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The collision with the Sport Utility Vehicle caused the Pathfinder to overturn multiple times and hit a light pole in the intersection.  The car then caught fire, after the gas tank ruptured.

Pedroza was said to have fled the scene of the accident on foot.  He was later found and arrested in his apartment.

Jose Chavez, his son, and Savanni Ung were all able to get free of the burning vehicle.  While Jacqueline Rivera and her daughter Aaliyah who were unconscious from the collision were not rescued in time.

Pedroza and the three victims in the Pathfinder all suffered minor to moderate injuries.  They were taken to Community Regional Medical Center, for treatment.

Mr. Rozier is located in Visalia and would like to speak to the family of the accident victims.  Please give him a call at 559-713-0159  or reach him at www.nelsonrozier.com.

Monday, November 24, 2014

DUI Car Collision Kills Two People in Fresno, on Chestnut Avenue

November 22, 2014- A fiery automobile collision ended in fatality for a mother and daughter, in southeast Fresno.  The car accident happened on Saturday, at about 11:20 PM, at Chestnut and Jensen avenues.

Jacqueline Rivera was driving a Nissan Pathfinder, with her family, when she stopped at a red light, in the right lane of Chestnut Avenue, at East Jensen Avenue.

A Suzuki SUV, driven by Rafael Arce Pedroza, was traveling at a high rate of speed on Chestnut, and struck the Nissan from behind.  Pedroza then fled from the scene of the crash on foot.

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The impact of the collision caused the gas tank to rupture in the Pathfinder, and the vehicle burst into flames.  The vehicle was knocked into a light pole in the northeast corner of the intersection, after it flipped three times.

Rivera's husband, Jose Chavez, their son, also named Jose, and a 16 year old girlfriend; Savanni Ung, all escaped the burning vehicle.

Jacqueline Rivera and her daughter, 11 year old Aaliyah Chavez, were knocked unconscious in the accident.  They were not able to save them from the vehicle in time and did not survive.

Investigators do not know at this time whether Rivera and Aaliyah died before the car caught fire, but they did not appear to be pinned in the vehicle.

Chavez, his son, and Ung, all sustained minor to moderate injuries and were taken to the hospital.

Pedroza was later found in his apartment hiding under his bed.  He suffered injuries in the collision as well and was taken to Community Regional Medical Center for treatment.  He was arrested on two charges of gross vehicular manslaughter, DUI, hit and run, and other charges.

While our condolences go out to the friends and family of the victims, we recognize that no monetary sum can ease the pain and loss felt after a tragedy such as this. However, just monetary compensation can help ease the burden of medical bills, final expenses, and help support any dependents left behind by the deceased. Please contact us at www.nelsonrozier.com or call Attorney John Rozier, at 559-713-0159, if you would like help filing a claim.