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Porterville, CA – Several people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Porterville, according to the CHP

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PORTERVILLE, CA – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that a two-vehicle collision on Highway 65 near Porterville on Wednesday resulted in multiple injuries. A call was made on Wednesday at 1:22 p.m. reporting a collision on Avenue 56 and Highway 65 that required medical attention.

The CHP reported that a 46-year-old Porterville resident was traveling south on Highway 65 in a 2011 Dodge Nitro with three young children while accelerating to a red light at Avenue 56 at 55 mph. Meanwhile, according to police, a 39-year-old Earlimart man was allegedly traveling westbound on Avenue 56 with one passenger in a 2018 Toyota Camry as he approached a green light at State Route 65 at an unknown speed.

According to CHP officers, the Dodge’s driver failed to stop at the red light and entered the intersection right into the path of the Toyota. This caused a collision in which the front of the Dodge struck the Toyota’s driver’s side.

The Toyota’s driver was airlifted to Kern Medical Center with serious injuries, and the Toyota’s passenger was taken to Sierra View Medical Center with moderate injuries. According to the CHP’s official report, the driver of the Dodge suffered minor injuries, while a passenger in the Dodge suffered serious injuries and was taken to Sierra View Medical Center. The Dodge’s other two occupants did not sustain any injuries.

Alcohol and narcotics don’t seem to have been a part in this event, according to CHP officers.

Car Accident Attorneys in Porterville

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

For nearly four decades, the Porterville 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 Porterville 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 Porterville.  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.  

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