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UPDATE: Angel Diaz, Yesena Gudino Injured In Chowchilla Car Accident By Avenue 24 and Road 22


Aug 23, 2019

Angel Diaz Chowchilla: Angel Diaz, Yesena Gudino Injured In Chowchilla Car Accident By Avenue 24 and Road 22; Gregoria Gudino Vargas and Martina Gudino Vargas Both Tragically Died

CHOWCHILLA, CALIFORNIA (August 23, 2019) – Two people identified as Angel Diaz and Yesena Gudino were injured in a car accident by the intersection of Avenue 24 and Road 22. 

California Highway Patrol are saying that a British tourist allegedly failed to stop at an intersection and slammed into a minivan carrying Angel Diaz and  Yesena Gudino. 

The force of the impact pushed the minivan in to a power poll. Sisters Martina Gudino Vargas, 50, and Gregoria Gudino Vargas, 45 both died as a result of the accident. 

Neither drugs nor alcohol are believe to have played a role in the crash. The British tourist remained at the scene and cooperated with the Madera County police officials. 

Liability In Car Accidents

According to ASIRT, “Over 37,000 people die in road crashes each year. An additional 2.35 million are injured or disabled. Over 1,600 children under 15 years of age die each year. Nearly 8,000 people are killed in crashes involving drivers ages 16-20. Road crashes cost the U.S. $230.6 billion per year, or an average of $820 per person. Road crashes are the single greatest annual cause of death of healthy U.S. citizens traveling abroad.” There are a number of causes of car accidents including:

  • Speeding
  • Driver distraction
  • Driver intoxication
  • Driver fatigue

All drivers are supposed to yield the right of way to other vehicles at stop signs. According to California Vehicle Code 22450, “The driver of any vehicle approaching a stop sign at the entrance to, or within, an intersection shall stop at a limit line, if marked, otherwise before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection.” Drivers that fail to yield the right of way at stop signs will likely face civil liability in the event of an accident. 

The family of any person that died in a car accident may be able to seek justice through California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. Damages in a civil claim can help cover funeral expenses, medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case free of cost and let you know what your legal options are. An attorney can investigate for you and get you answers about what happened.

Investigating A Car Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Gregoria Gudino Vargas and Martina Gudino Vargas. It is our sincere hope that Angel Diaz and Yesena Gudino are able to make a full recovery. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police as they continue to investigate. 

If you or someone that you care about has been involved in a car accident there are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply about making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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