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Madera County, CA – CHP reports driver and dog killed in Madera County accident

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MADERA COUNTY, CA – The California Highway Patrol reports that one person was killed and three people were hurt in a two-vehicle collision in Madera County.

Around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, two vehicles were involved in a collision, according to CHP officers, who were called to the scene. The black Mini Cooper and the gold Toyota Tacoma collided broadside.

According to police, the Mini Cooper was on Road 208 and heading toward a stop sign. The Tacoma was traveling southbound on Highway 41. The Mini Cooper abruptly accelerated in front of the Tacoma for an unforeseen reason. The Tacoma then broadsided the Mini Cooper from the driver’s side as a result.

According to CHP, the male passenger in the Mini Cooper suffered serious injuries and had to be airlifted to a trauma hospital, while the female driver of the vehicle was confirmed dead at the spot. A tiny puppy that had died was also found inside the vehicle. Both the Tacoma’s male driver and passenger suffered moderate to serious injuries.

Officers assert that they do not think that drugs or alcohol played a role. After being removed by CHP and Caltrans, the nearby roadways are once again open.

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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