Laurie Perry, 72, Badly Injured in Chinese Camp Crash on Highway 49
CHINESE CAMP, Tuolumne County (June 9, 2018) – An elderly driver was badly injured after a traffic collision on Highway 49 near the Montezuma Junction Tuesday, according to My Mother Lode.
The victim has been identified as 72-year-old Laurie Perry, of Vallecito.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said Perry drove her Toyota Prius south on Highway 49 after turning at the Montezuma Junction intersection. At the same time, a Toyota MR2 driven by 34-year-old Jamestown resident Bobby Richard traveling behind the Prius.
Car Accident on Highway 49 Near Montezuma Junction
Perry then made a left turn into a drive way and collided with the right side of the Toyota MR2 which was passing her vehicle prior to impact.
CHP affirmed that Perry was transported to the hospital to be treated for moderate injuries. Richard was reportedly unharmed in the crash.
Authorities are still investigating the incident.
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In this case, there are several questions that need to be resolved in order to determine the liability in the crash. Was the driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs a factor? Did excessive speed or distracted driving play a role? Who had the right of way? Did any of the drivers involved show recklessness or negligence at some point?
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this accident, the injured and not held responsible for causing the collision will possess the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.
The claim will include the compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income, property damage and pain and suffering.
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