Ethan Valdez Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash on W Sixth Street and S Phillips Street [Hanford, CA]

Ethan Valdez Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash on W Sixth Street and S Phillips Street [Hanford, CA]
Ethan Valdez Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash on W Sixth Street and S Phillips Street [Hanford, CA]

Melissa Contreras Arrested after Hanford Bicycle Accident in W Sixth Street and S Phillips Street

HANFORD, CA (February 14, 2023) – Wednesday afternoon, Ethan Valdez suffered injuries in a hit-and-run crash on W Sixth Street and S Phillips Street.

The incident happened on W Sixth Street and S Phillips Street.

According to reports, the crash involved a vehicle and a bicyclist.

When the officers arrived, they located the 18-year-old Hanford resident Ethan Valdez in the roadway with moderate injuries to his lower body. Then, responders took him to the hospital.

Meanwhile, witnesses described the vehicle as a blue vehicle that fled the crash scene.

Also, an automatic license plate reader installed by the city captured the vehicle escaping the area. Also, the reader managed to show the license plate number.

Then, the authorities traced the vehicle to a home in Kings County. Moreover, deputies with the Kings County Sheriff’s Office found the suspect vehicle and suspect driver at that address.

Moreover, officers identified the driver as 25-year-old Melissa Contreras out of Lemoore, California.

Officers then interviewed and booked Melissa Contreras into the Kings County Jail on suspicion of hit and run resulting in death or injury.

What’s Next after Crash in San Francisco

According to NHTSA, pedestrian and bicyclist accidents continue to rise in the United States. More pedestrians and cyclists died in 2018 than in any year since 1990.

To avoid any involvement in incidents similar to the bicycle crash near San Antonio Road and Yerba Buena Avenue, be a proactive driver. Driving defensively prepares you for emergencies.

It is also crucial that everyone remain calm to properly handle the immediate aftermath of an automobile collision. Moreover, the most valuable step you can take in response to a vehicle crash is hiring a personal injury attorney.

“A common misconception is that personal injury lawyers don’t care. That is simply not true. Injury lawyers care about and want justice for their clients. We are motivated by the desire to make our clients whole again,” says Steve Baric of Sweet Lawyers, a practicing attorney.


If you or a family member suffered similarly in a bicycle accident, contact the personal injury lawyers at Sweet Lawyers. With us, you can be assured your case will be taken care of. Our 40 years of experience in the legal field is proof that we know what it takes to win your case. Moreover, our attorneys and experienced professional legal team deal with cases including bicycle accidents. Above all, we believe you deserve the best legal representation and proper compensation for your pain and suffering. Thus, call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation.

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