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Visalia, CA – Deputy involved in overnight crash in Tulare County

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VISALIA, CA – According to the California Highway Patrol, a single Tulare County Sheriff patrol car was engaged in an accident early on Wednesday morning as a result of the winter weather (CHP).

The Fresno Communications Center was alerted to a single-car Tulare County Sheriff patrol vehicle crash on southbound State Road 99 (SR-99) south of Avenue 328 on Wednesday at 1:54 AM.

California Highway Patrol Visalia Area officers were sent to the area to conduct an investigation. According to an initial investigation, Deputy Cardenas was on duty when he was driving a patrol car for the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department northbound on SR-99, south of the Avenue 328 overpass at around 70 mph, in response to a service call in Kingsburg.

A Eucalyptus tree near the center divider unexpectedly collapsed in an easterly direction due to severe weather that included heavy rain and strong gusts.

According to police, the tree and its limbs fell to the ground leaning up against and on top of a nearby concrete k-rail. This resulted in the tree and several of its limbs hanging over the first northbound lane. Rain, hours of darkness, and the suspended position of the dark tree made it difficult to see the dark tree and its limbs.

Owing to the poor vision, Deputy Cardenas was unable to avoid the tree and its branches and struck the tree with his police car, severely damaging it. The impact caused the deputy to receive minor injuries.

During the initial collision, the car drifted to the north and struck a concrete k-rail, slightly damaging the patrol car’s left side.

According to the police, two further separate collisions involving two additional distinct automobiles were recorded at the same time.

The same tree/branch that fell caused all three collisions, and each occurrence is being looked into.

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Our attorneys are committed to helping our clients get the justice they are entitled to after suffering financial, physical, and mental damages as a result of another person’s negligence. 

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Over the years, the Visalia personal injury attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped thousands of people harmed in accidents get the justice and compensation they deserve. When our clients are injured as a result of another person’s actions, we provide aggressive legal representation to ensure they are able to get full and fair compensation to cover the costs of medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, and a variety of other damages they face moving forward. 

We provide aggressive legal representation to ensure our clients are able to protect their best interests and legal rights. If you have been injured in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in California at (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available for you.

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 Visalia.  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 Visalia 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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