Dolores Llamas Martinez Dies, Alberto Rojas and Santos Valentin Hurt in Car Accident on Highway 33 [Mendota, CA]


At Least 7 Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision on West Panoche Road

MENDOTA, CA (July 18, 2022) – Tuesday morning, a two-vehicle crash left Dolores Llamas Martinez dead and 7 others injured.

The incident happened on July 5th, around 4:45 a.m., along West Panoche Road and Highway 33.

Per reports, Alberto Rojas was driving west in a 2003 Nissan Senta, when he came to a stop at the intersection.

When he started forward again towards Highway 33, his vehicle was struck by a 2001 Toyota Sienna, driven by Santos Valentin.

Due to the impact, the drivers and passengers from both vehicles sustained injuries.

Emergency crews arrived shortly after and airlifted 32-year-old Rojas to Madera Community Regional Hospital. Medics also took 41-year-old Martinez, a passenger of the Nissan, to Community Regional Hospital. However, Martinez died shortly afterward, due to the extent of her injuries.

Additionally, two other passengers from the Nissan also sustained injuries. Medics rushed one to the hospital and the other one refused transportation.

55-year-old Valentin and his 43-year-old passenger sustained minor injuries, and also refused treatment. Meanwhile, medics rushed two of his passengers, ages 59 and 62 to Community Regional Hospital.


The team at Sweet James sends their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Dolores Llamas Martinez. May you find comfort during this difficult time.


At Sweet James, they understand losing a loved one in a car accident is a devastating experience. However, it is important that the surviving family understands and protects their rights. Let them help you with your personal injury or wrongful death case. Their experienced attorneys and professional team will be with you in every step of the legal process. Call their office at (800) 975-3435 to speak with one of their attorneys free of charge. To request a police report, click here.

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