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Claudia De Torres and Vanessa Torres Tulare Fatal Car Accident

Claudia De Torres and Vanessa Torres Tulare Fatal Car AccidentVanessa Torres Killed, Claudia De Torres Injured in Tulare Crash

TULARE (April 4, 2018) – An infant was killed and a woman was badly hurt after a traffic collision in the area of Road 124 and Avenue 256 Monday evening, according to Visalia Times-Delta and FOX 26 News.

The baby has been identified as 5-month-old Vanessa Torres, while the injured as 44-year-old Porterville resident Claudia De Torres.

As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said 25-year-old Amanda Goldsberry was driving a Chevrolet Avalanche pickup truck Avalanche when she allegedly did not stop at the posted stop sign at the intersection at 6:20 p.m.

A Honda Odyssey then veered into oncoming traffic in an attempt to avoid the Avalanche. The van collided with a Nissan Maxima, causing the child to be ejected from the Odyssey.

Fatal Car Crash at Road 124 and Avenue 256

CHP affirmed that the little girl, who was apparently infant not securely fastened in a car seat, was ultimately struck by the Nissan. She died at the scene.

Meanwhile, Claudia De Torres was transported to the Kaweah Delta Medical Center with a broken leg. Her other three passengers and the driver of the Maxima, 30-year-old Tulare resident Patricia Mendoza, were unharmed.

The incident remains under investigation.


We offer our prayers and sincerest thoughts to all the parties involved and their families and friends during such a difficult time.



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Based on the news reports, the driver of the pickup truck ran a stop sign that caused the minivan to swerve and hit another car head-on. When there is confirmed negligence following an auto accident like this one, victims not responsible for a collision have the right to pursue a wrongful death and or personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault individual.

A wrongful death or a personal injury claim provide victims with the opportunity to seek compensation for damages following a tragedy which includes funeral costs, hospital bills and medical expenses, loss of future income, and pain and suffering, and loss of companionship.

If you, or your loved one, have been a victim in an auto accident, contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with our experienced Tulare County wrongful death and personal injury lawyer at 855-703-4186 to help you. We will bring our expertise to your case and will fight aggressively for your legal rights. Give us a call for a free consultation.

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