Deadly Head-on Collision
OAKHURST (July 30, 2018)- According to the California Highway Patrol, a deadly head-on collision was reported this afternoon on Highway 49 at or near Griffin Drive.
At roughly 1:12 p.m., CHP responded to a call notifying them of the wreck which allegedly involved two vehicles.
At Least 1 Dead and 1 Injured
Paramedics and the fire department were rushed to the crash site where at least one person was pronounced dead while at least one other was badly hurt.
Details in regards to the accident itself and what transpired were not disclosed in the report.
Authorities remained present at the scene as of 3:00 p.m.
This story will be updated pending the release of new information.
Oakhurst Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Attorney
A forensic examination of both vehicles, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. 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 of the fatal victims, as well as those, injured in the crash 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 Oakhurst and Madera 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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