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Madera County, CA – 18-year-old killed in high-speed crash near Oakhurst

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MADERA COUNTY, CA – California Highway Patrol reports one person was killed and another seriously injured after a car crash near Oakhurst that resulted in the vehicle they were in colliding with a tree and ejecting them from it.

At approximately 7:15 p.m. a collision between two vehicles was reported in the area of Road 426 and Road 427 (School Road).

Investigators determined that the car drove east on Road 426 at an undetermined speed. It made an unsafe lane change and struck another vehicle.

The driver who attempted the lane change lost control and drove off the road until he hit a tree. He and his passenger were thrown from the vehicle. According to CHP officials, at least one of the occupants was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

They were taken to a nearby hospital after being ejected. According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver of the car who attempted to lane change died about two hours after the incident. The passenger of the car suffered major injuries.

Officers report that the occupants of the other vehicle were only minorly injured and refused medical care. As of now, investigators do not know if drugs or alcohol were involved in the incident.

Wrongful Death Attorneys in California

Being involved in a vehicle accident can have a lasting impact on the lives of victims and their families. More than 270,000 accidents take place in our state each year. Although we want everyone to walk away from accidents without any issues, this is not the case. Automobile accidents throughout the state of California claim the lives of more than 3,200 people each year. The vast majority of these accidents are caused by human error. In fact, statistics show that reckless driving, negligence, speeding, driving while impaired, and other careless actions while operating vehicles contribute to around 80% of collisions each year.

Losing a loved one under any circumstances will most likely be challenging to accept. Knowing that your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident just makes the situation even more emotional. Not only are families forced to endure endless mental and emotional suffering, but they are often required to spend tens of thousands of dollars on medical treatment, property damages, funeral services, and more. 

Auto Accident Lawyers in Madera County

After enduring the loss of a loved one in an accident caused by the negligent actions of others, families can reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Madera County to explore legal options available to them moving forward.

For nearly four decades, the Madera County car accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped guide families after losing loved ones in accidents resulting from the negligence of other motorists sharing the road. Our attorneys strive to help our clients better understand options available to them moving forward to ensure they are able to maximize their recoveries and get the justice they deserve for their loved ones. 

Through our keen attention to detail and extensive knowledge of personal injury laws in California, we are able to provide our clients with competent and trusted legal representation to help our clients win so they can hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions. If your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident, reach out to one of our personal injury attorneys in Madera County by calling (888) 500-5000. Our team is available to meet with you and discuss legal options available to help you recover.

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 Madera County.  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 Madera County 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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