Ripon, CA – One Injured in Hit & Run on SR 99 near Jack Tone Rd Onramp
Ripon, CA (May 24, 2021) – One person was injured following an accident that occurred on the evening of Saturday, May 22. The wreck was reported to have been a hit-and-run, according to information from officials.
The crash was reported to responders just after 10:20 p.m. It happened on State Route 99 near the Jack Tone Road onramp for reasons still being investigated by police.
According to reports, the accident occurred between at least two vehicles that collided in the southbound lanes of the road. A vehicle then caught fire and was extinguished by fire crews who responded to the scene.
At least one person was injured in the crash, though the nature of those injuries has not been reported at this time. One of the drivers involved was airlifted from the scene.
The driver who caused the crash fled the scene without stopping to render aid or wait for authorities to arrive. Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident.
Our thoughts are with those involved. We hope for their full recovery.
California Traffic Crashes
Auto accidents in California, unfortunately, occur hundreds of times per day. Recent statistics concerning the annual auto accident rates in California state that approximately 650 car accidents per day occur in the Golden State. Approximately 9 people per day are killed in California auto accidents or about 3,200 per year. This is approximately 10% of the national accident rate, which sits at around 32,000 people who lose their lives annually in auto accidents in the United States.
Sadly, almost all of the traffic accidents that take place in the United States are the result of negligent driver errors. Statistics state that approximately 94% of all auto accidents that take place in the United States are the result of driver negligence. Some examples of driver negligence include but are not limited to fatigue, intoxication, and distraction. Driver distraction is the number one leading cause of auto accidents in the nation, probably due to the advent of hand-held technological devices like smartphones and tablets. It is very important to remember to keep your eyes on the road at all times while driving and to stay alert and aware. This way, you could save not only your own life but the lives of many others whom you may encounter on the roadway.
In the event that you or a loved one of yours is injured in a negligently caused traffic accident, you could be entitled to significant financial compensation that may be able to cover the cost of your injuries, damages, and incurred losses that may have resulted from the crash. Being injured by another person’s carelessness may be a difficult and lengthy process to recover from, which is why there are California personal injury attorneys who make it their duty to assist those who may find themselves stuck in such a situation.
The California auto accident attorneys at Torem and Associates have been successfully helping injured accident victims and their families get through arduous accident aftermaths since 1984. You could be dealing with a number of trying issues during your recovery, including but not limited to debilitating pain and suffering (mental and physical), the loss of a loved one, and financial burdening, among other difficulties. Facing all of these issues alone may seem like an insurmountable task, which is why the attorneys at Torem and Associates are here to help.
Our primary goal is to assist those who have been injured by another’s negligence to get the financial compensation they deserve in order to move forward swiftly and successfully from serious accident aftermath. Especially in the case that you or a loved one were catastrophically injured due to another’s recklessness. Call our law firm at (888) 500 – 5000 today in order to speak with a skilled and experienced California auto accident attorney concerning your own personal injury case and to see if you qualify for financial compensation for your injuries and losses.
Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts. These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in Fresno. For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers. If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.
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