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Woman may have been high during serious auto accident

Sadly, a California man died after another vehicle apparently ran a red light recently. The serious auto accident involved multiple vehicles and also caused substantial injuries for half a dozen people. Police suspect that the driver who they believe ran the red light may have been driving while under the influence.

At almost 7 a.m. on a recent Thursday, the victim reportedly entered into an intersection while he had the green light. At the same time, a northbound sports utility vehicle allegedly failed to yield the right of way and proceeded into the intersection while the light was still red. The driver that is accused of running the red light apparently struck the victim’s vehicle with such force that both vehicles were knocked into three others that were stopped for the red light.

The victim, a 26-year-old man, was killed in the wreck. The driver that supposedly caused the collision ended up with multiple broken bones. An additional five people suffered injuries in the accident and had to be transported to a local hospital for treatment. Police believe that the driver accused of running the light may have been high at the time of the crash and was apparently also found with meth on her person shortly afterward.

When a serious auto accident results in injury or death, the aftermath can be physically, emotionally and financially devastating. The injured victims that survived this California wreck will likely face mounting medical bills and related expenses, while the family of the deceased will have to deal with the unexpected expense of a funeral and confront other financial burdens. Whether through a personal injury claim or a wrongful death suit, the accident victims and the family of the deceased man retain the right to pursue claims for compensation from the individual who thought responsible for the wreck. Successfully litigating these types of claims can be an important steps toward recovery for many victims.

Source: fresnobee.com, "Clovis family man, 26, killed in crash triggered by woman high on meth, Fresno police say", Jim Guy and Rory Appleton, Aug. 14, 2014

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