Juan Rivera and Jose Garcia Killed in Crash at Lassen and Nielsen; Woman Injured
KERMAN (June 9, 2018) – A traffic collision killed two men and badly injured a woman in the area of Lassen and Nielsen avenues Friday afternoon, according to The Fresno Bee.
Fresno County Sheriff’s Department identified the deceased as coworkers, 34-year-olds Juan Rivera and Jose Garcia. Rivera was apparently from San Joaquin while Garcia was a resident of Firebaugh.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said Rivera and Garcia were riding a vehicle east on Lassen Avenue when for an unknown reason they pulled into the path of another car.
Kerman Car Crash at Lassen and Nielsen Avenues, June 8
The vehicle of the two men hit the second car which was traveling north at the time. Their vehicle then rolled over several times following the crash. The accident was reportedly at around 3:30 p.m.
CHP affirmed that both Rivera and Garcia were pronounced dead.
Meanwhile, the woman driving the northbound car suffered moderate injuries and was brought to Community Regional Medical Center for treatment. She reportedly had the right of way as the two men were on a road that came to a stop at Lassen Avenue.
The incident remains under investigation.
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Based on the news report, the woman had the right of way when the deadly crash occurred. Authorities are still investigating the collision to determine whether or not driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs was a factor, whether or not excessive speed or distracted driving played a role and whether or not the man driving the eastbound vehicle was reckless or negligent at some point.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this accident, the surviving family of the deceased and the injured and not held responsible for causing the collision will possess the right to pursue a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.
The claim will include the compensation for all the hospital bills, funeral costs, future medical needs, lost income, property damage and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim of an auto accident and you believe another person is at fault, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and fight aggressively for your legal rights. Give us a call today at 855-703-4186 and speak with our experienced Fresno County wrongful death and personal injury lawyer for a free case consultation.
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