Coarsegold: Jonathan Olmedo and Keith Dion Seriously Injured in DUI Crash
Posted on Feb 03, 2013
At about 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 32-year-old Jonathan Olmedo and 26-year-old Keith Dion were seriously injured in a DUI crash in Coarsegold. While traveling eastbound on Road 415 in a 2005 Honda Civic, Olmedo veered into opposing lanes of traffic near Gold Creek Road and collided head-on with Dion. Emergency responders extricated them from the wreckage, transporting them to an area hospital to receive treatment for major trauma. Authorities subsequently arrested Olmedo on suspicion of driving under the influence.
“Drivers who harm others while breaking the law face criminal and civil consequences,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis, “as the state will punish them for violating its laws and the victims will hold them liable for the expense of their recoveries.”
Motor vehicle collisions killed or injured 936 people in Madera County in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records. Alcohol was a factor in 135 of the crashes that resulted in injury or death that year, with Madera ranking 17th out of 58 counties for its incidence of DUI accidents in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to Jonathan Olmedo and Keith Dion, the two men seriously injured in the accident.
Fresnobee.com originally reported this Coarsegold crash.
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