Police Officer Eloy Escareno, Maribel Escareno Critically Injured in Sanger Car Crash
SANGER (October 28, 2018) – A police officer and his wife were critically injured after a traffic collision at Bethel Avenue and Highway 180 Sunday, according to The Fresno Bee and ABC 30.
The veteran off-duty Fresno police officer has been identified as 47-year-old Eloy Escareno, and his wife, Maribel Escareno.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said Officer Escareno attempted to make a turn from Bethel Avenue onto Highway 180 when at the same time a 2004 Toyota Camry ran a red light at the intersection.
The driver’s side of the officer’s personal car was then hit by the Camry. The officer was driving an Acura SUV to church with his wife, their son, and a niece and nephew when the accident occurred at around 9:45 a.m.
CHP affirmed that Escareno was flown to Community Regional Medical Center while his wife was transported by ground ambulance as a result of the crash.
3 Children Hurt in Crash at Bethel and Highway 180
Officer Escareno suffered significant blood loss and internal injuries, including several fractured ribs and damage to the spleen. The victim needed a transfusion and reportedly underwent surgery.
His spouse sustained a significant head injury, which caused swelling to the brain. The two were listed in stable condition with Officer Escareno being partially sedated.
Meanwhile, the three children riding with the couple at the time were also hospitalized and were listed in good condition. The at fault motorist was unharmed in the wreck.
Officer Escareno has been serving 22 years with the Fresno Police Department while his wife is a retired dispatcher.
Fresno County Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on the news report, the driver of the Toyota Camry is accused of running a red light and causing the collision that led to the multiple injuries of the officer and his family. Authorities will continue to investigate the crash and will determine whether or not driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs was a factor, whether or not excessive speed or distracted driving played a role, and whether or not the motorist who allegedly prompted the wreck was reckless or negligent at the time of the incident.
In such cases where negligence and wrongdoing are clearly factors, Officer Eloy Escareno and his family will have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, property damage and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in an auto accident, contact Johnson Attorneys Group for a free case consultation at 855-703-4186 and let us help you.