At about 7:40 a.m. on Monday, October 15, Fresno residents Stephanie Armenta and Jessica Gonzales, both 20, were injured in a crash with a semi truck in Gorman. Armenta and Gonzales were passengers in a vehicle that was traveling at an unsafe speed northbound on Interstate 5 and rear-ended a semi near Gorman School Road. The driver of the vehicle, 25-year-old Angel Rivera, and Armenta sustained moderate trauma, while Gonzales suffered major injuries. The driver of the semi, 45-year-old Bulmaro Ramirez, was not hurt in the collision.
“Passengers who are injured in a collision may hold the at-fault driver liable for the cost of their recoveries,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis, “including for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.”
Throughout Los Angeles County, crashes claimed the lives of 105 passengers and injured another 20,620 in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Large trucks were involved in 47 of the fatal and 1,535 of the injury collisions that occurred in the county that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to Stephanie Armenta and Jessica Gonzales, the passengers who were injured in the semi crash. We would also like to wish a full recovery to Angel Rivera.
The Bakersfield Californian originally reported this Gorman crash.
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