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Newman, CA – 2 killed in fatal collision near Azevedo Road

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NEWMAN, CA (February 26, 2022) – Patrick Gomez and another person were killed in a head-on collision on River Road early Monday morning. The collision occurred around 5:22 a.m. on South River Road, just north of Azevedo Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

During an attempt to pass a big rig, the driver of a northbound Ram pickup-truck pulled in front of a southbound Nissan Maxima. As a result, both vehicles collided head-on and struck the right side of the semi-truck.

Gomez, 38, died at the scene because he was not wearing a seatbelt. Meanwhile, the Ram caught fire and killed the 52-year-old female driver from Newman. Her identity has not been released yet.

Truck Accident Lawyers in Newman

Every year, nearly 3,000 people are killed or injured in tractor-trailer accidents throughout Southern California. An accident involving a commercial vehicle can cause catastrophic injuries due to its weight of 80,000 pounds. Despite the fact that most truck accidents are avoidable, they continue to have negative impacts on drivers. Commercial vehicles are much larger than other vehicles, making them more likely to cause severe injuries to those in another vehicle.

Traumatic injuries typically require hospitalization, therapy, and various types of medical treatment both immediately and in the long run.

California Wrongful Death Lawyers

Working with an experienced and aggressive lawyer can help you recover from your crash. For more than 30 years, Torem & Associates has protected the rights of thousands of injured victims in California.

As a result of another’s negligence, our attorneys help our clients get the justice they deserve after they suffer mental, physical, and financial harm. By providing aggressive and trusted legal representation, we ensure our clients are in the best position to recover from their injuries, move forward, and get the treatment they need.

If a loved one was killed in a preventable accident, our California wrongful death lawyers can help. Please call us today at (888) 500-5000.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in the Inland Empire.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in Inland Empire and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 


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