Hector Cortes Killed, George Gonzalez Jr Injured in Fresno Car Crash at Nebraska and Elm

Hector Cortes Killed 4 Injured in Fresno Car Crash at Nebraska and Elm


Fresno, California (January 26, 2020) – A suspected DUI driver was killed in a collision that left four other people injured near Caruthers in Fresno County on at about 11:40 a.m. Friday, January 24.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Hector Cortes, 39, of Fresno, had been driving a truck when he collided with a 2018 Jeep Liberty at the intersection of Nebraska and Elm avenues.

The impact of the collision caused both cars to overturn.

Cortes, who is believed to have run a stop sign at the intersection, was killed in the accident.

The Jeep driver, 23-year-old George Gonzalez Jr., was seriously injured in the accident and was transported to Community Regional Medical Center for treatment.

A passenger in the Jeep, 23-year-old Melissa Sanchez, who was 29 weeks pregnant, was rushed to the hospital where she underwent c-section. Sadly, her baby died.

Two other passengers in the Jeep identified as 56-year-old Daniel Torres and 79-year-old Julie Torres were injured in the accident and were also rushed Community Regional Medical Center.

Although an investigation into the accident is ongoing, the police believe alcohol may have been a factor in the collision.

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, a contributor to this site, is available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.