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Fresno, CA – Following a Crash, a Driver Carjacked a Vehicle with Children in it

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FRESNO, Calif (December 21, 2021)A CHP officer says a person was seen driving erratically, running multiple stop signs, and crashing into multiple vehicles at an intersection in Fresno – before carjacking another car in an attempt to escape.

They began following the suspect vehicle in the area of Clark Street and Clinton Avenue in Fresno on Tuesday around 12:00 noon. The suspect vehicle then crashed into vehicles at McKinley and Blackstone avenues, rendering it inoperable.

According to the CHP, the suspect, later identified as 25-year-old Arturo Jose Sanchez, then stole another vehicle and forced the driver to leave the scene, suggesting he had a weapon. Additionally, two children were in the back of that vehicle. Officers were able to stop the vehicle and arrest Sanchez.

Two passengers were in the suspect vehicle when it crashed at McKinley and Blackstone avenues, but both fled the scene and have not been located.

Only Sanchez was injured in the incident.

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More than 1,000 vehicle accidents involving drunk drivers were reported in California in 2018. At least one person is killed in approximately 30 percent of these collisions. Each year, more than 10,000 people lose their lives to drunk driving in the United States. People who suffer injuries in auto accidents caused by drunk drivers are usually hurt much worse than those who sustain injuries in regular car accidents. Drunk drivers are more likely to be reckless than sober drivers. 

In addition to the physical and mental suffering and pain suffered by injured victims, they are often faced with mounting medical bills and forced to take time off of work due to their injuries. If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident due to the negligence or recklessness of another driver, you need to contact an experienced car accident attorney in California right away. In most cases, victims are entitled to financial compensation to help mitigate the financial burdens they will inevitably face moving forward.


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Fresno’s Torem & Associates have years of experience helping injured victims receive compensation through lawsuits against negligent parties. They explain their clients’ legal rights to them in order to help them navigate their cases effectively.

If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in this type of accident, our Fresno car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Torem & Associates understand just what it can be like. In addition to causing physical harm, a car accident can also cause psychological trauma. Our free case evaluation service is designed to help people who have been injured by a driver who was negligent or reckless. Please contact us if you have been injured and need legal assistance. You can reach us 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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