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Paso Robles, CA – Highway 46 crash east of Paso Robles injures 8

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PASO ROBLES, Calif (February 24, 2022)A three-car crash east of Paso Robles on Highway 46 injured eight people, according to the California Highway Patrol. It happened at River Grove Drive and Highway 46 at 7:50 p.m. Saturday. The westbound lanes of Highway 46 were closed for several hours.

Maria Garcia De Arteaga. 49, from Pahrump, Nevada, was driving a 2000 Honda CR-V with three unrestrained passengers. She was traveling southbound on River Grove Drive toward Highway 46. Sarah Juarez Haro, 24, of Tulare, was traveling west on Highway 46 near River Grove Drive in a 2017 Toyota Corolla.

Garcia De Artega failed to notice the Toyota heading westbound as she entered Highway 46 at about 20 mph. Her Honda was struck on the driver’s side by the Toyota. Mauro Jiminez was traveling westbound on Highway 46 in a 2007 Chevrolet Uplander when he collided with the Honda CR-V. The resulting spin-out caused the three unrestrained passengers to be ejected on to the roadway. Garcia De Arteaga and her passengers in the Honda were all critically injured. Sarah Juarez Haro and a passenger in the Toyota were both seriously injured. Garcia De Arteaga was airlifted to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. The other victims were taken to the hospital by ambulance. Both Jiminez and a passenger received minor injuries and were taken to Twin Cities Community Hospital. Both crashes were not caused by alcohol, drugs, or distracted driving, according to the CHP.

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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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California’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 Paso Robles 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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