Sanger Police Officer Sergio Arguello Injured in by DUI Hit-and-Run Driver
SANGER (July 30, 2018) – A police officer was hospitalized after an alleged DUI hit-and-run crash in the area of North and Academy avenues on Saturday, according to The Fresno Bee and ABC 30 News.
Sanger Police Officer Sergio Arguello was traveling west on North Avenue when at the same time a black Nissan was headed north on Academy Avenue.
The motorist in the Nissan then ran a red light and struck the patrol car. The accident occurred in the morning of July 28.
Car Accident at North and Academy Avenues, July 28
As per the reports, paramedics responded to the scene and attended to Arguello who was left injured following the collision. The officer was then transported to a hospital with a concussion.
Meanwhile, officials said that the operator of the Nissan and two other passengers exited their vehicle and fled. Two of them were later located in the 1200 block of Olive Street in Sanger.
The male driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the wreck. He was arrested and booked into Fresno County Jail on charges including drunk driving and hit-and-run.
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In this incident, it is apparent that the male driver of the Nissan will be held fully responsible for causing the collision that injured the police officer involved. The suspect is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol which has corresponding criminal penalties as it is considered as a serious wrongdoing throughout the state.
Aside from DUI, the motorist is also suspected of running a red light prior to the wreck and fleeing the scene after causing the incident. These factors leave Officer Sergio Arguello a right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault individual. The claim will include a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs and lost wages.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim in an auto accident caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another individual, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you with your case. We will guide you every step of the way and fight aggressively for your legal rights. Give us a call today at 855-703-4186 and speak with our experienced Fresno County personal injury lawyer and let us obtain the justice you deserve.
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