Javier Cortez and Jaime Hernandez Porterville Car Accident Avenue 56 and Road 176


Porterville, California (January 24, 2020) – Javier Cortez, 45 of McFarland and his passenger, 30-year-old Jaime U. Hernandez of Mexico have been identified as the two people who were seriously injured in a multi-vehicle collision in Porterville near Earlimart on Thursday morning.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened in the area of Avenue 56 and Road 176 at about 7 a.m. January 23.

As per the report, a Honda Odyssey was traveling eastbound on Avenue 56. Behind the Honda was a Chevrolet Silverado pickup and a Honda Civic.

A westbound Mini Cooper collided head-on with the Chevy pickup truck.

The Odyssey and the Civic crashed into the Mini Cooper.

The unidentified male driver of the Mini Cooper was killed in the accident.

Cortez who was driving the Chevrolet and his passenger, Hernandez, sustained major injuries and were taken to Visalia’s Kaweah Delta Medical Center.

The authorities said the occupants of the Civic and the Odyssey fled the scene after the accident.

The officers who responded to the scene said the Odyssey had been reported stolen.

No other information was provided.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing.

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.