Bernardo Barragan Killed in 2-Vehicle Crash in Santa Rosa


Bernardo Barragan Killed in Santa Rosa Car Crash at Lazzini Avenue and Stony Point Road

Santa Rosa, California – A fatal collision was reported early Sunday morning in the area of Santa Rosa that left two men dead and three others seriously injured.

Bernardo Barragan, 45, of Pittsburg was one of the victims killed in the crash that happened at about 12:15 a.m. at the Lazzini Avenue and Stony Point Road intersection.

According to Santa Rosa police, a BMW and a Cadillac CTS were involved in the accident.

The BMW was traveling northbound on Stony Point Road at a high rate of speed when it crashed into the Cadillac at the intersection.

Officers said it wasn’t immediately clear whether the Cadillac was turning left onto southbound Stony Point road or was traveling straight across the intersection. It was also unknown which vehicle ran the red light at the intersection.

The driver of the Cadillac was identified as Salvador Aguilera, 40, of Santa Rosa. He and his passenger, Bernardo Barragan, were both killed in the crash.

Three people in the BMW, two males and one female, were severely injured. The three victims were taken to a local hospital for treatment. They were hospitalized in stable condition.

Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors in the crash.

Stony Point Road was shut down between Gardner Avenue and Campbell Drive for several hours as authorities examined the scene.

The Santa Rosa Police Department’s Traffic Division is requesting anyone who witnessed the incident to call the department at (707)543-3636.

Arin Khodaverdian, CEO and Managing Attorney 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. Swift action by an intelligent and experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

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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. We have numerous other 6-figure settlements within 30 days. While these results are atypical and do not predict future outcomes, justice in these cases helped bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the families.”

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