Motorist allegedly talking to passenger instead of paying attention to road

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 4, 2019

FRESNO – Three individuals injured in a collision in Fresno allege the driver who struck them was not paying attention to the road because she was speaking to another passenger in the car.

Angelo Ojeda, individually and as guardian ad litem for Anellah M. Ojeda and Malani I. Ojeda, filed a complaint on Feb. 11 in the Fresno County Superior Court against Hailey Hamer, Brendan Taylor and Shelly Miller alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Jan. 30, they were traveling northbound on Grantland Avenue near the intersection of Ashlan Avenue in Fresno when Hamer pulled out in front of the plaintiffs' vehicle and caused a collision. The suit states Hamer appeared to be arguing with a passenger at the time of the incident.

As a result, Angelo Ojeda alleges he suffered multiple injuries, a concussion, constant pain, dizziness, vertigo, anxiety, malaise and constant fatigue, while the minor children also sustained injuries and are now afraid to ride in a car.

The suit states the vehicle Hamer was driving was owned by all three defendants.

The plaintiffs hold Hamer, Taylor and Miller responsible because Hamer allegedly failed to pay attention and recklessly drive forward instead of staying stopped at the stop sign.

The plaintiffs seek judgment against the defendant for compensatory and punitive damages, costs of suit and other relief as is fair and just. They are represented by Jeremy M. Dobbins in Fresno.

Fresno County Superior Court case number 19-CECG-517

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