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One Fatality, One Injured in Orangeville Crash

One Fatality, One Injured in Orangeville Crash

Orangeville, CA – One person died, and another was seriously injured, after a two-car collision on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, around 9:30 p.m. The crash occurred on Hazel Avenue near Elm Avenue. 

According to police, a 2018 Honda, driven by Joseph Angel Mendoza, was traveling at a high rate of speed on Hazel Avenue and struck a 2006 Lexus making a left turn into a driveway. Mendoza was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Lexus was taken to the hospital with severe injuries. California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the accident. 

Car Accidents 

Over 35,000 car accidents each year are caused by speeding. In this accident, those injured should have their investigative team evaluate all aspects surrounding the collision. This includes reviewing:  

  • Driver accident history  
  • Police accident report  
  • Any testing of driver for drugs and alcohol  
  • Any history of driver with drugs and alcohol  
  • Phone and texting records of the driver  
  • All eyewitness accounts of the accident  
  • Accident history on this road  
  • Evaluation is pavement markings are clear and up to code  
  • Evaluation is road signage is clear and up to code  
  • Any video evidence of this crash  

When another person’s negligence causes a car accident, victims can be left with extensive injuries including:   

  • Head injuries    
  • Back and spine injuries    
  • Rib injuries    
  • Neck and shoulder injuries    
  • Any many more…    

Car Accident Attorneys 

At The Barnes Firm, our experienced and highly trained car accident attorneys have helped many clients injured in car accidents get the best result possible and have found some common causes of car accidents include:  

  • Texting and driving  
  • Distracted driving  
  • Fatigue 
  • Alcohol or drug involvement  
  • Inexperienced driving  
  • Aggressive driving  
  • Speeding  

Our trusted and experienced car accident attorneys have helped people injured in car accidents get the best result possible in over 50,000 cases. From the first phone conversation through to the final settlement, the team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm will work hard for you every step of the way.  

Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.   

Location of Crash – Hazel Avenue near Elm Avenue

Hazel Avenue near Elm Avenue





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