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Category: Distracted Driving Accidents

Family Shows Forgiveness to Driver in Fatal Accident

Rather than file a lawsuit against the driver, the Johnson family showed forgiveness during the sentencing of the drunk driver who killed their daughter. On July 11, 2012, Regan Johnson was working in a construction zone on Highway 99 near Clinton Avenue in Fresno when Alyssa Villanueva, a 28-year old mother of three who had been drinking, struck and killed 24-year old Johnson. Johnson had been wearing reflective clothing, had a blinking light on her helmet and carried a lit flashlight at the time of the crash. Judge Don Penner said that Villanueva could have avoided the crash if she had taken the advice of a friend who asked her to spend the night – an offer Villanueva refused.

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Lawsuit Alleges Cell Phone Use in Fatal Truck Crash

The family of a 4-year old child who was struck by a San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) work truck has filed a lawsuit, claiming that the driver of the truck was using his cellphone at the time of the accident. The 4-year old was one of two children injured in the accident, which killed the mother of one of the children.

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