Woman, 20 Victim in Hanford Crash; Boy Hospitalized
DATE OF COLLISION: Thursday, June 28th
July 3, 2018- According to the Hanford Sentinel, a deadly 2-car collision was reported last week at the intersection of 14th Avenue and Idaho Avenue.
At roughly 9:00 a.m., California Highway Patrol officials responded to an accident between Nissan and a 2018 Hyundai.
According to the report, a 46-year-old woman of Lemoore had been the driver of the Nissan traveling eastbound along Idaho Avenue. As she entered the intersection at 14th, the Nissan driver blew through a stop sign triggering the crash with the Hyundai driven by a 20-year-old woman of Hanford accompanied by a young boy.
Both of the vehicles ultimately ended up off the road crashing into an orchard.
Following the crash, the 20-year-old woman suffered major grave injuries and was rushed to Adventist Medical Center. She sadly succumbed to her injuries at the hospital shortly after being admitted.
Meanwhile, the juvenile passenger was also moderate to badly hurt. He was originally taken to Adventist Med Center as well before being restationed at Valley Children’s Hospital located in the city of Madera.
Per the report, the 46-year-old woman in the Nissan was also taken to Adventist Med Center. Her condition is unknown at this time.
CHP officials do not suspect drugs or alcohol to have played a role in the crash but continue to proceed on with their investigation.
The staff members of Johnson Attorneys Group thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their family and friends during such difficult times.
Hanford Wrongful Death Attorney
A forensic examination of both the Nissan and the Hyundai, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. Although the driver of the Nissan will likely be held responsible, authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, and whether or not there were any mechanical issues with either vehicle. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the involved vehicles such as point of impact, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the family members 20-year-old Hyundai driver, as well as the injured passenger, will be subject to a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit respectively pending the findings of the investigation. Victims may seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income due to injury and inability to work, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a traffic accident caused at the hands of another motorist, contact our Hanford and Kings County wrongful death and personal injury lawyers as we are here to provide you with the advice and the guidance that you may need. Contact us today at 855-703-4186.
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