Driver, Passenger Suffer Major Injuries in Solo Crash
VISALIA, Calif. (March 26, 2018) — Salvador Tafolla Losa, 25, and Gilda Urbina, 18, both of Hanford, suffered major injuries in a solo car accident Sunday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash took place about 11:45 p.m. last night near Goshen.
Losa was driving the vehicle and Urbina was his passenger, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash is under investigation, however, early indications are that alcohol or drugs were factors, the CHP said.
Losa, 25, was reportedly driving his Toyota southbound on Road 52 north of Avenue 309 when he lost control. The vehicle went off the roadway and slammed into a parked Chevrolet pickup. The vehicle continued careening out of control before it eventually went through a wooden fence and overturned. Losa was ejected out onto the roadway. Police say he was not wearing his seatbelt.
Urbina was wearing a seatbelt. The injured were taken by paramedics to Kaweah Delta Medical Center for treatment of major injuries.
Visalia Accident Investigation
Based on the news reports, this was a solo collision and the driver may be at fault. There are certainly many unanswered questions such as whether or not speed, drugs or alcohol were factors. Police will determine whether any criminal charges will be filed, but a passenger who is hurt may also have a separate civil lawsuit. Victims are typically entitled to compensation for all the hospital bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim of an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to call Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Contact our experienced Visalia personal injury lawyers today at 800-235-6801 for a free consultation.