At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Friday, November 5th, 4-year-old Alex Navarro of Gilroy and 48-year-old Maria Almanza-Romero of Castroville died in a multiple-vehicle accident involving a semi truck on Route 156 near San Martin. The collision was triggered when 52-year-old truck driver Ronn Williams failed to notice that Almanza-Romero had stopped to make a left turn and rear-ended her, the impact sending her 1992 Honda Accord into the oncoming traffic of the opposite lane. The Accord and the semi then crashed into the 2003 Chrysler Sebring carrying 29-year-old Cassandra Jones and Navarro. Jones was taken to a nearby hospital, while Hollister was treated for minor injuries at the scene, explains a California car accident lawyer.
Santa Clara County accounted for 94 of the 3,113 fatal and 6,770 of the 170,496 injury traffic collisions that occurred throughout California in 2008, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Annual Report of Fatal and Injury Motor Vehicle Traffic Collisions. A recent study ranked ten of the state’s cities among the 50 most dangerous in the United States for drivers.
Unexpected and traumatic, car accidents can have a devastating impact on the lives of the victims and their families. Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer their condolences to the families of Alex Navarro and Maria Almanza-Romero. We would also like to wish Cassandra Jones a full recovery from the injuries she sustained in the multiple-vehicle accident near San Martin.
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