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Fresno, CA – Fresno Police Officer Hospitalized After Crash near Shaw Ave & El Capitan Ave

Torem & Associates

Fresno, CA (December 24, 2021) –  A car wreck in northwest Fresno left a police officer with injuries on Thursday, December 23. Just before 9:00 p.m., the incident occurred near Shaw Avenue and El Capitan Avenue. 

Police say the officer was in his cruiser blocking one of the westbound lanes of Shaw Avenue due to a pothole. Many drivers had previously complained of flat tires due to the hole. 

While he was in his car on the roadway, authorities report that a 32-year-old named Valentin Uribe rear-ended him. The trooper was transported to Community Regional Medical Center with injuries. 

Uribe was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and stated that he had a prior DUI conviction from May. Authorities also noted that he had been driving with a suspended license. 

We hope for the full recovery of the injured officer. Nothing further has been reported concerning the incident. 

Authorities continue to investigate. 

California Traffic Collisions

Car accidents plague roadways across California every single day. In fact, these accidents often cause major disruptions and traffic, making safe travel a struggle for hundreds of thousands of Californians. Each year, more than 150,000 people are injured in automobile accidents throughout the state of California. 

While the majority of auto accidents result in minor injuries to those involved, tens of thousands of people require hospitalization and emergency medical treatment for their injuries. Depending on the type of collision, the chances of serious and life-threatening injuries can be higher.

High-speed accidents are more likely to leave victims with broken bones, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries, all of which require extensive medical treatment. There are many instances where car accidents are caused by the actions of other motorists. These accidents can include people texting or using cellphones while driving, drunk driving, speeding, ignoring traffic control devices, and engaging in unsafe driving behaviors. 

Fresno Car Wreck Lawyers

When victims are injured in accidents as a result of negligent drivers, they should consult with a Fresno car accident lawyer soon as possible. Working with a knowledgeable legal team in the aftermath of your accident can make a world of difference when it comes to your chances of protecting your legal rights and getting the justice you deserve.

The car crash attorneys in Fresno at Torem & Associates have extensive experience assisting clients to recover the maximum amount of compensation available by pursuing legal claims against at-fault drivers. Our personal injury attorneys provide aggressive legal representation to ensure victims throughout Los Angeles County are able to hold those at fault accountable for their accidents. 

We strive to help accident victims recover full and fair compensation for medical treatment as well as a variety of financial burdens they face moving forward. If you have been injured in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in Fresno at (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available for you.

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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