Niland Women Pinned under Car in Suspicious Circumstances


Brawley Police DepartmentBRAWLEY – On November 24 around 9:00 p.m., the Brawley Police Department received the report of a domestic disturbance taking place between a man and woman in the area of 8th Street and Main Street. Officers responded to the area and located a woman pinned underneath a Dodge minivan in the area of 600 G Street.

The Brawley Fire Department responded to the scene and was able to lift the vehicle off of the woman and render medical aid. Gold Cross Ambulance Service transported the woman, identified as a 28-year old from Niland, to Pioneers Memorial Hospital where she was stabilized and later taken by Reach Medical Services to a San Diego area hospital. She was listed in critical condition at the time of this press release.

During the course of the investigation, it was discovered the suspect, identified as 46-year old Jose Fuardado from Niland, had fled the area in a 2002 Dodge minivan while the female victim was holding onto the hood of the vehicle. The events that caused the woman to become pinned underneath the vehicle are still being investigated.

Jose Fuardado was contacted at the time of the call and taken into custody for felony domestic violence. He was later booked into the Imperial County Jail.