Ivania Torres Killed, Joanna Ochoa Injured in San Mateo Car Accident Highway 101 near 3rd Avenue

Joanna Ochoa Injured in DUI Car Accident on Highway 101 near 3rd Avenue in San Mateo


San Mateo, California (January 21, 2020) – A woman who was injured in a car crash that killed Ivania Torres on Sunday in San Mateo has been identified as 27-year-old Joanna Ochoa of Concord.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened on Highway 101 near 3rd Avenue at about 1:49 p.m. January 19.

50-year-old Ivania Torres was in a Toyota Yaris that was rear-ended by a Dodge Charger for unknown reasons.

Torres, a resident of Sacramento, reportedly exited her car after the initial collision and was hit by a passing Toyota Camry driven by Ramon Hernandez, 32, of Redwood City.

Ivania Torres was killed in the collision.

Joanna Ochoa who was in the Camry and an occupant of the Yaris were injured in the accident and were taken to Stanford Hospital for treatment.

Ramon Hernandez and the driver of the Dodge were arrested on suspicion of DUI.

No other information was provided.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

Mr. Khodaverdian is personally available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.