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Fresno, CA -Suspected DUI Accident on Hwy 41 near Shields Ave Sends 1 to Hospital

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Fresno, CA (December 6, 2021) – Officers with the California Highway Patrol are currently investigating the circumstances of a suspected DUI accident that sent one person to the hospital with injuries. The wreck occurred just after 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 5. 

Sources indicate that the collision occurred in the southbound lanes of Highway 41 near Shields Avenue. Investigators found that an SUV was headed south on the highway when it was struck by another vehicle. 

The impact of the crash caused the SUV to roll over while the second vehicle collided with the center median. The SUV’s driver was transported to an area hospital with injuries. 

The driver of the car was not hurt in the collision. They were arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. 

Traffic was backed up on Highway 41 near Shields Avenue while crews were present at the scene. Delays lasted into the early morning hours. Police urged local motorists to find different travel routes and use caution in the area. 

Authorities in Fresno continue to investigate the details of the wreck. 

We hope for the full and fast recovery of the injured victim. 

California Car Accidents

In 2018, there were more than 1,000 vehicle accidents caused by drunk driving reported in California. Approximately 30% of these collisions took the life of at  least one person. Drunk driving ends the lives of more than 10,000 people per year in the United States. Those who sustain injuries in auto accidents caused by intoxicated drivers are often hurt much worse than those who are injured in regular car wrecks. This is because drunk drivers are often much more reckless than sober drivers. 

Along with the mental and physical suffering and pain that injured victims must endure, they are often faced with mounting medical bills while being forced to take time off of work for their injuries. When people are hurt in accidents resulting from negligent and reckless drivers, they should reach out to a car accident attorney in California as soon as possible. Victims are most likely entitled to financial compensation to help mitigate the financial burdens they will inevitably face moving forward in their lives.

Fresno Vehicle Accident Lawyers

Working with an aggressive and skilled legal team in the aftermath of your car accident can make a major difference in your capacity for recovery. Since 1983, Fresno personal injury attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped thousands of victims safeguard their legal rights after being injured in accidents that were caused by reckless and negligent drivers.

Our attorneys are devoted to helping our clients get the justice they are entitled to after suffering financial, physical, and mental damages as a result of another person’s negligence. 

We provide reliable and aggressive legal representation to make sure that our clients are in the best possible position for moving forward, and get the medical treatment they require for their injuries and rehabilitation. If you have been injured in an accident, and you believe a negligent driver caused your accident, contact our personal injury law firm in Fresno at (888) 500-5000 to see how we can help 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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