Daniel Torres and Julie Torres among 4 Injured in Fresno County Crash at Nebraska and Elm Avenues
Fresno County, California (January 26, 2020) – Daniel Torres, 56 and Julie Torres, 79, were among four people injured Friday morning in a fatal suspected DUI crash in Fresno County.
The crash took place at about 11:40 a.m. Friday, January 24 at the intersection of Nebraska and Elm avenues near Caruthers.
The California Highway Patrol said Hector Cortes, 39, of Fresno, was driving a 1992 Chevrolet S-10 truck when he allegedly failed to stop at a red light at the intersection and crashed into a 2018 Jeep Liberty whose driver had the right-of-way. Both vehicles rolled over upon the impact.
Daniel Torres and Julie Torres, who were riding as passengers in the Jeep, were taken to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno with moderate injuries.
The driver of the Jeep was identified as George Gonzalez Jr., 23. Gonzalez sustained major injuries and was transported to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno.
Another passenger in the Jeep, Melissa Sanchez, 23, who was 29 weeks pregnant, was taken to Community Regional Medical Center, where she underwent a cesarean section. Her baby later died.
Cortes was declared dead at the scene.
Authorities believed that alcohol played a role in the accident. An investigation into the crash is underway.
According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary so as clearly uncover the circumstances surrounding the collision. “An attorney will also help the victim to navigate all the legal processes in pursuit of fair compensation and justice.Car accident claims are rarely straightforward, and, regardless of the circumstances involved, liable insurance companies will often do everything possible to limit their out-of-pocket expenses by either devaluing or outright denying your claim. It is crucial, therefore, that you have an experienced attorney on your side,” said Arin.