At around 6 a.m. on Friday, September 9th, 49-year-old Luis Gonzalez, of Porterville, was seriously injured in a car accident involving a horse on Highway 99 near Pixley. While traveling south in a 2003 Ford Focus, Gonzalez struck a horse standing in the lane, the impact shearing the vehicle’s roof and sending it 200 feet before it crashed into a fence. He suffered major head trauma and was airlifted to a hospital in Fresno, explains a California personal injury lawyer.
Tulare County accounted for 65 of the 2,373 fatalities and 2,381 of the 207,651 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in traffic collisions in the state, according to the California Highway Patrol’s 2009 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The county ranked among the 10 most deadly in the state for motorists throughout the five years leading up to 2009, reported the Visalia Times-Delta.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish Luis Gonzalez, the driver injured in the freeway car accident involving the horse, a full recovery.
Resources for accident victims, including books and articles on the process of pursuing an injury claim, are available to the public free of charge.
If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California personal injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.