Coarsegold, California (July 2, 2018) – Local Fresno news sources reported that a motorist died as a result of a fatal traffic accident that took place on Highway 41, in the vicinity of Yosemite Springs Parkway. The incident occurred at approximately 4:00 PM in the late afternoon on Saturday, June 30, 2018. As of now, authorities have identified the deceased driver as 30-year old Victoria Gomez, a Fresno local. Likewise, officials have revealed the second driver involved to be 49-year old Kai Eugene Kelikuli, of Santa Maria.
Based on the police reports, Gomez was driving a 2007 Chevrolet along Highway 41. At the same time, Kelikuli was operating a 2015 Volkswagen Golf above the legal speed limit. At the time, Kelikuli was traveling northbound on Highway 41 when he attempted to swerve into the southbound lane to pass a car in front of him. Without warning, the Volkswagen struck the Chevrolet head-on.
Additional reports from the California Highway Patrol confirmed that Gomez was wearing a safety belt during the time of the accident. Nevertheless, medical personnel sadly revealed the 30-year old woman had died at the crash site.
During the crash, Kelikuli had not been wearing his seatbelt and flew out of the vehicle. As a result of the impact, he sustained severe trauma and was rushed via air ambulance to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, where he received treatment for his severe injuries.
Authorities explained that Kelikuli had been driving over 55 mph.
We extend our deepest condolences and most heartfelt prayers to the family and friends of Victoria Gomez during this difficult and tragic time.
Fresno County Wrongful Death Lawyer
Based on the police reports, Kelikuli had been speeding, which ultimately caused the fatal accident that killed a motorist. Officials will consider if drunk driving, drug abuse, negligence, distracted driving, or reckless behavior played any part in the events leading up to the crash.
Depending on the final results of the investigation, the family of Victoria Gomez will have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the guilty party. By seeking legal assistance, these individuals can receive much-needed compensation for a variety of issues including medical bills, funeral expenses, and tragic loss of a loved one.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.
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Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.