At about 5:40 a.m. on Monday, July 1, a 51-year-old female passenger was killed and another passenger, Analilia Moran, was seriously injured in a crash southwest of Dinuba. While traveling westbound on Avenue 392, Elizabeth Sanchez ran a stop sign at the intersection with Road 64 and collided with a Ford F-650 pickup truck, the impact sending the car into a house. The female passenger died instantly. Moran sustained major trauma, and Sanchez suffered minor injuries. Rafael Delgado, the driver of the truck, was uninjured. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“When a driver’s negligence results in a serious or fatal accident, the driver may be held liable for the expenses associated with the victims’ recoveries or their families’ losses,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.
The California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records indicate that 2,632 people were killed or injured in traffic accidents in Tulare County in 2010. The OTS ranked Tulare 34th out of 58 counties for its incidence of fatal and injury crashes. First place is the worst possible ranking. That year, 2,720 people were killed in crashes in California.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the female passenger who was killed in the crash. We would also like to wish a full recovery to Analilia Moran, the passenger who was seriously injured.
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