Press release - Injury Traffic Collision

Published 7/28/2011 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT:  Injury Traffic Collision
DATE/TIME:  July 28, 2011 / 0730 hours
LOCATION:  Gonzales Road and Gallatin place
DRIVER-1:  Maria Hernandez, 36 years old of Oxnard
DRIVER-2:  Adrian Valdivia, 31 years old of Oxnard
DRIVER-3:  Justin Sigala, 28 years old of Oxnard
VEHICLE-1:  Ford Explorer
VEHICLE-2:  Acura Legend
VEHICLE-3: Nissan Altima
PREPARED BY:  Gregory Utter, Patrol
 Gregory Utter, Patrol


On July 28, 2011, at approximately 0730 hours, officers and EMS personnel responded to the area of Gonzales road and Gallatin Way after receiving a call of a vehicle collision involving multiple vehicles. Upon arrival, Officers found a Ford Explorer had rolled over and a Nissan Altima and Acura Legend had also been involved.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the initial impact happened eastbound on Gonzales road at Patterson road. Two vehicles remained stuck together for a short distance before the Ford Explorer broke free. The Ford Explorer continued and then collided with a block retaining wall at Gonzales road and Gallatin, eventually coming to rest on its side on the center median. Three people were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Alcohol was not a factor in the collision.

If anyone has information about this collision please contact Officer Greg Utter 805-835-7600

An investigation is continuing.

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