Officers David Daniel and Andrea Benson Injured After Car Crash on Highway 49
LOCATION: Tuolumne County
DATE OF COLLISION: Friday, September 7th
September 12, 2018 – A marked Sheriff’s Office vehicle was rear-ended Friday afternoon on Highway 49, according to the Union Democrat.
As per the article, a police marked Chevrolet Tahoe was struck from behind by a 1998 Honda Civic driven by 19-year-old Ryan Roberts. Preliminary investigation revealed Roberts was possibly looking at the previous accident in the area and did not notice the patrol vehicle in front of it.
Minor Injury Car Accident Friday in Tuolumne County
Medical records indicated 43-year-old deputy David Daniel, and Sgt. Andrea Benson both sustained soreness to their neck and back as a result of the impact.
Meanwhile, the condition of Roberts after the wreck was not immediately discussed.
The officers said they were being flagged down as a previous traffic collision had just occurred nearby. The patrol car apparently slowed and tried to come to a stop to pull over to assist and call for additional emergency services when the crash occurred.
Investigators handling the case continue to work to determine liability in the accident.
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Based on this news report, there are still many unanswered questions in this accident. Was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs a contributing factor? Did excessive speed or distracted driving play a role? Was a motorist involved negligent in any other way? We trust officials are looking into these and other factors in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
Pending results of the investigation, the victim(s) may have the right to a personal injury claim. Victims in similar cases are potentially be entitled to seek compensation for damages including hospital bills, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
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