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City of Ventura - Police Department
Monday July 25th, 2011 :: 04:39 p.m. PDT


Press release: Injury Accident, July 25, 2011, 9:57 a.m., Wells Rd. and Foothill Rd.

Incident: Injury Accident

Contact: Watch Commander, 805-339-4416

Location: Wells Rd. and Foothill Rd.

Date/Time Occurred: July 25, 2011, 9:57 a.m.

Involved Parties:
Driver - John Chaudier, 71, Ventura
Victim 1- Rex Bartel, 54, Santa Paula
Victim 2- Alfredo Almanza, 46, Fillmore
Victim 3- Gerardo Claudio, 40’s, Ventura

Report #: 11-8226


On the above date and time the Ventura Police Department responded to an injury accident involving three pedestrians at the corner of Wells and Foothill.

Upon arrival, three victims were located in a field just off the roadway and suffering from serious but non-life threatening injuries. Ventura Fire and AMR responded and transported the victims to local hospitals.

The preliminary investigation determined that the driver, Chaudier, ran off the roadway and struck the victims who were standing at the Southeast corner of Wells and Foothill.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Ventura PD Traffic Unit at 805.339.4401.

City of Ventura - Police Department
1425 Dowell Dr
Ventura, CA 93003

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-339-4400

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