Farmersville man hits emergency vehicle, arrested for DUI

Magdaleno Perez was driving at unknown speeds when he rear-ended a VFD vehicle responding to a multi-car collision

The Sun-Gazette

VISALIA – A Farmersville man was arrested for DUI over the weekend after hitting an emergency vehicle parked at the scene of an accident. 

At 12:40 a.m. on Jan. 19, Magdaleno Nunez Perez, 43, of Farmersville was driving southbound on McAuliff Street (Road 144) north of St. John’s Parkway at an unknown rate of speed. According to the California Highway Patrol, Perez’s 1993 Honda Accord rear-ended a Visalia Fire Department SUV that was parked in the roadway with its emergency lights on.

Luckily, no one was in the 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe, a paramedic vehicle responding to a multi-car collision on McAuliff.  Perez sustained major injuries and was transported to Kaweah Delta Medical Center.  Officers responded to Kaweah Delta Medical Center and placed Perez under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence and released him to the hospital for ongoing medical treatment.  

Woman killed by car while lying on foggy roadway
A young woman is dead after she was hit by a car while she was lying in the roadway in Earlimart. 

At 1:49 a.m. on Jan. 8, California Highway Patrol (CHP) received a call of a traffic collision on Bishop St. (Road 128) south of Avenue 80, with medical personnel responding. During the course of the investigation it was determined that Marcelino Araujo, 33, of Earlimart was driving a 1983 Chevy northbound on Bishop Street in foggy conditions. For an unknown reason, a 26-year-old female was in the roadway of Bishop Street, wearing dark clothing, lying on the ground. Unable to see the woman, Araujo drove over the pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to Kaweah Delta Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries. Her name is being withheld pending notification of her next of kin. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in this crash and no one was arrested.

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