Shortly before noon on Tuesday, February 1st, 36-year-old Patricia Carrillo was critically injured in a head-on collision in Newman. The crash was triggered when 75-year-old Cesar Paiz attempted to leave the westbound lane of Hills Ferry Road to pass a vehicle in front of him and entered the oncoming traffic of the eastbound lane, striking Carrillo’s 2003 Toyota Rav4 SUV. Carrillo’s two passengers-6-year-old Nicole Caina and 8-year-old Kristin Caina-sustained minor injuries. Paiz did not survive the accident. Authorities do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor, explains a California injury lawyer.
Motor vehicle occupants suffered 24,474 fatal and 2,011,000 injury traffic accidents in 2009, the most recent year for which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released complete accident statistics. That year, head-on collisions accounted for 3,007 of the fatalities and 60,000 of the injuries.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to Patricia Carrillo, the woman critically injured in the head-on collision on Tuesday, as well as to her two young passengers. We would also like to offer our condolences to the family of Cesar Paiz.
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