3 Injured, Fidel Lopez Arrested after Shandon DUI Crash near Cholame ‘Y’ Intersection Saturday Night


Fidel Lopez Arrested in Shandon Collision near Highway 46 E and Highway 41 

Fidel Lopez Arrested in Shandon Collision near Highway 46 E and Highway 41

Shandon, California – Fidel Martinez Lopez, 70, of San Miguel was arrested on suspicion of DUI following a Shandon crash that occurred near the Cholame ‘Y’ intersection Saturday night, according to CHP.

At around 8:30 p.m. Lopez was driving eastbound on Highway 46 when he attempted to make a left turn onto Highway 41 and collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle.

Lopez was seriously hurt in the accident. He was also arrested for driving under influence.

The two occupants of the second vehicle sustained minor to moderate injuries.

Lanes were blocked for nearly one hour as officials worked to clear the scene.

Officials responded to the accident and were investigating to find out its cause.

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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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