Rafael Castaneda Killed in Madera Car Crash on Knox Road and Tozer Street 


Rafael Castaneda Killed Killed in Madera Accident on Knox Road and Tozer Street 

Rafael Castaneda Killed Killed in Madera Accident on Knox Road and Tozer Street

Madera, California – Rafael Castaneda, 27, of Madera, was killed in a Saturday morning Madera car crash that occurred on Knox Road and Tozer Street.

The authorities were notified at around 6:50 a.m. August 23, of a car accident involving two vehicles.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found one of the drivers pinned in their vehicle.

The driver, later identified as Castaneda, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The other driver, identified as Mario Perez, 21, of Madera, was arrested on charges of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence among other charges. He was booked into the Madera County Jail.

Investigators said Perez was driving a black Dodge Ram pickup truck northbound on Tozer Street when, for unknown reasons, he drifted into the path of oncoming traffic and collided with a southbound 1997 Honda Civic driven by Castaneda.

The crash is under investigation.

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.”

“Usually, clients hire me immediately after their first consultation because they quickly figure out that I will treat them like family. I lift a weight off their shoulders immediately. That is my job. We simply leave no stone unturned – period. We go after everyone and everything. There is no other way to ensure justice,” Mr. Khodaverdian states.

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.”

Mr. Khodaverdian is the recipient of numerous accolades including one of the: Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Truck Accident Settlements in CA in 2019, and Top 10 Motorcycle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019. He is a Berkeley graduate and proud personal injury and wrongful death attorney. He is personally available 24/7 for free, no-obligation consultations and second opinions by calling 800-984-4123. He can also be reached via email using the contact form on this site.