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Fresno, CA – DUI Crash Injures Officer

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FRESNO, Calif (December 22, 2021)A suspected DUI driver crashed into a police car in Fresno while workers were filling a pothole, police said.

Police report that around 8:47 p.m., a police officer blocked a lane on Shaw Avenue so city workers could repair a pothole. An officer was injured when a vehicle rear-ended his vehicle while he was inside.

According to police, Valentine Uribe was driving the vehicle. Authorities believe Uribe was under the influence of alcohol. Police say Uribe has a previous DUI charge from May, as well as a suspended license.

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California is home to hundreds of pedestrian injuries every year. Every year, about 900 pedestrians die in traffic accidents in California. In 2018, 893 people died in wrecks, a 26% increase over the previous four years. Most vehicle collisions are caused by a driver’s error or negligence. 

Nearly all car accidents in the United States are caused by some form of driver negligence (approximately 94%). There are many types of driver negligence, such as distracted driving, such as texting while driving, fatigue, and intoxication. A pedestrian accident usually results in more serious injuries than a regular collision involving a vehicle. In many cases, pedestrians are completely unprotected while traveling.


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Torem & Associates have years of experience helping injured victims recover compensation for their losses by filing lawsuits against negligent parties. The firm works closely with clients to explain their rights under the law so that they can navigate their cases effectively.

Tulare car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Torem & Associates understand just how difficult it can be if you or a loved one is injured or killed in such an accident. The trauma caused by a car accident may not just be physical; it may also be psychological. We offer free case evaluations to people who have been injured by a driver who was negligent or reckless behind the wheel. Contact us if you have been injured and need legal assistance. We are available at 800-378-6736.

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.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in Fresno and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 


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