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Hearing for hit-and-run suspect continued

Sandra Arias accused of hitting Joshua Valdez with vehicle

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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2012 11:38 am

The Morgan Hill woman accused of hitting and critically injuring Gilroy High School graduate Joshua Valdez, 22, appeared in court Friday, but her scheduled hearing was postponed. 

The next hearing for hit-and-run suspect Sandra Arias, 28 of Morgan Hill, is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at South County Courthouse in Morgan Hill. It is scheduled as a plea hearing, though Arias pleaded not guilty July 6 to the charge of felony hit and run causing injury. 

Friday’s court appearance was brief, and Arias’ attorney Riccardo Ippolito spoke for her. 

Ippolito told Superior Court Judge Alfonso Fernandez that he and Arias were still gathering and reviewing evidence related to the June 16 accident that left Valdez comatose for almost a month. 

Arias is accused of hitting Valdez, who was on foot, with the Volkswagen Beetle she was driving on Butterfield Boulevard, and failing to stop to help him or call for assistance. 

Police found Valdez, who is known to his family and friends as “Joshie,” near the intersection of Butterfield Boulevard and San Pedro Avenue about 1 a.m. June 16. He was unconscious and breathing, and paramedics who arrived at the scene determined he had been hit by a car.

Police and friends have said Valdez was walking home alone from a friend’s house when he was hit. 

Arias was arrested in relation to the incident June 21. According to police reports describing Arias’ interview with police following her arrest, she admitted to accidentally hitting Valdez and failing to stop at the scene. 

Valdez, a Morgan Hill resident, suffered numerous injuries including head trauma, several broken bones, bruised ribs and a bruised lung as a result of the accident, police said. 

He remains in the hospital recovering from the injuries. 

About a half-dozen of his friends and family attended Friday’s hearing. 

Valdez’ friend Chris Hill said at the courthouse that he and a handful of friends have visited Joshie “about two or three times a week” in recent weeks, as visitors’ restrictions have been partially lifted due to his improving health. 

While Joshie is still in a “haze,” likely from the head injury he suffered in the accident, Hill said he is “doing a lot better.” He is currently undergoing a variety of therapies to assist with his recovery. 

“Even though he has brain trauma he has the best sense of humor,” Hill said. 

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16 comments:

  • fredoliveri posted at 12:11 am on Fri, Aug 31, 2012.

    fredoliveri Posts: 285

    svaldez, thank you for your support. The cowardly MH Times does not put for any effort getting this low life scum off the Times, both williamyancey and the fake me. Both one and the same.

     
  • WillliamYancey posted at 11:44 pm on Thu, Aug 30, 2012.

    WillliamYancey Posts: 61

    fredoilveri has been talking like that for years. He's an awful man.

     
  • svaldez posted at 10:46 pm on Thu, Aug 30, 2012.

    svaldez Posts: 2

    This is crazy. I understand there are people out there that aren't happy with their own life, but if you have comments to make please be a man and use your own name. It does you no good to post as fredoliveri. I am sure the real fredoliveri would never say anything so terrible. Josh did not cause this accident, nor was it his fault. He was walking home. He wasn't the person who just finished a bottle of wine, driving a car, and changing music on an ipod. By the way, were you there? If you were, why haven't you notified the police? We are also hard-working tax payers. What gives you the right to say who deserves medical treatment? What if it happened to you as you crossed the street, or one of your children? Would you still be so negative? I think not......

     
  • fredoilveri posted at 10:35 am on Wed, Aug 15, 2012.

    fredoilveri Posts: 53

    Joshie and his mom both live with a close personal friend so we are well aware of this tragedy. The sicko posing as me under a variation of my name in attempt to vilify me could be the former society misfit williamyancey. Ignore the idiot. The real me has no photo whereas the idiot posing as me is such a coward that he wants to remain hidden.

     
  • fredoliveri posted at 9:48 am on Wed, Aug 15, 2012.

    fredoliveri Posts: 285

    Joshie and his mom both live with a close personal friend so we are well aware of this tragedy. The sicko posing as me under a variation of my name in attempt to vilify me could be the former society misfit williamyancey. Ignore the idiot. The real me has a photo whereas the idiot posing as me is such a coward that he wants to remain hidden.

     
  • fredoilveri posted at 10:38 pm on Tue, Aug 14, 2012.

    fredoilveri Posts: 53

    As a hard-working taxpayer, I am outraged that I have to pay for Joshie's treatment, when the accident was his fault.

     
  • pixiekitten posted at 9:54 pm on Tue, Aug 14, 2012.

    pixiekitten Posts: 6

    as a personal friend of joshie. i think this needs to stop now

     
  • fredoilveri posted at 11:11 am on Tue, Aug 14, 2012.

    fredoilveri Posts: 53

    Build Green, I have had it with the scumbag posting a variation of my name. I have contacted the Times directly on this issue. Today will be the third time. I am the person without the photo, not the scumbag who I suspect is beaverbutt, horatiogalt or williamyancey. I did offer to meet him, but he did not show.

     
  • fredoliveri posted at 9:49 am on Tue, Aug 14, 2012.

    fredoliveri Posts: 285

    Build Green, I have had it with the scumbag posting a variation of my name. I have contacted the Times directly on this issue. Today will be the third time. I am the person with the photo, not the scumbag who I suspect is beaverbutt, horatiogalt or williamyancey. I did offer to meet him, but he did not show.

     
  • Build Green posted at 8:47 am on Tue, Aug 14, 2012.

    Build Green Posts: 15

    oh man. i read a story like this. somebody hacked somebody and posted a bunch of anti semitic stuff to ruin that persons name and that somebody found out who did it and the out come was fatal. yikes! it was in N.Y. hope everthing turns out ok.

     
  • fredoilveri posted at 5:10 pm on Sun, Aug 12, 2012.

    fredoilveri Posts: 53

    The real fredoilveri has no pjoto. The hacker trying use my name to show his ugly hate toward all mankind will pay. I am not going to this go. The fake I feel is the horrific cowardly wiiliamyancey. I will find out.

     
  • fredoliveri posted at 10:33 am on Sat, Aug 11, 2012.

    fredoliveri Posts: 285

    The real fredoliveri has his photo along with his wife and two grandchildren. The hacker trying use my name to show his ugly hate toward all mankind will pay. I am not going to this go. The fake I feel is the horrific cowardly wiiliamyancey. I will find out.

     
  • svaldez posted at 2:13 am on Sat, Aug 11, 2012.

    svaldez Posts: 2

    Will the fake fredoliveri get a life please?! You are a terrible person. It was late, but what makes you think he was selling drugs or trying to commit suicide? He loves life. He was walking home, because he chooses NOT to drive. After he was hit, he laid under that tree for close to an hour before the police happened to see him. He was using the crosswalk in at a well lit intersection, and he had the green light. Shame on you for being such a heartless individual. You have no idea what this has done to his life. SHE is the person that committed the crime, and admitted to it. If only she had stopped...... or called 911, maybe his head injury wouldn't have been as severe. Why would you say he was dealing drugs or trying to commit suicide, why wouldn't you say the same about her? She was out just as late and being irresponsible while operating a vehicle. A vehicle she turned into a weapon?

     
  • fredoilveri posted at 12:19 am on Sat, Aug 11, 2012.

    fredoilveri Posts: 53

    No one has hacked me. This is what I really think. I said he same things about Rory Tomasello. This is the sort of person I am.

     
  • fredoliveri posted at 11:38 pm on Fri, Aug 10, 2012.

    fredoliveri Posts: 285

    Some idiot has hacked my name and is posting horrific statements. I have contacted MH Times and a lawyer to look into why this individual sicko would do such a thing. I am looking for him.

     
  • mstiles115 posted at 7:58 pm on Fri, Aug 10, 2012.

    mstiles115 Posts: 19

    fredoileri: you are a complete and utter jerk! Even if he was, which he wasn't, SHE did a felony act and should be locked up.... NOW! You should go to h(&;.... and Joshie needs to recover... yep, that's all I have to say!

     
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