News Story


Fillmore/ Injury Traffic Accident, Vehicle vs. Pedestrian
1/17/2012 1:35:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Injury Traffic Accident, Vehicle vs. Pedestrian

Report Number:



Central Avenue at Sespe Street, Fillmore

Date & Time:

1-13-12 @ 3:30 PM

Unit Responsible:

Fillmore Police Department

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses (D)ecedent

City of Residence


Pedro Garcia, pedestrian

Martin Gonzales, driver






At approximately 3:30 PM Friday, Martin Gonzales made a left turn from westbound Sespe Street to southbound Central Avenue. While completing his turn, his Ford Expedition struck Pedro Garcia, who was walking eastbound in the crosswalk. Gonzales waited with Garcia until emergency personnel from the Fillmore Police Department, Fillmore Fire Department, and American Medical Response arrived minutes later. Garcia was transported to the Ventura County Medical Center with minor-to-moderate injuries. Initial investigation found no indication of drug or alcohol use by either party. The investigation is ongoing.


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Sergeant Kevin Vaden #2241

Media Release Date:


Follow-Up Contact:

Deputy Russ Grant #3842     (805) 524-2233

Approved by:

Captain Dave Murray


Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).