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INDEPENDENCE: Deborah Ann Yank Injured In Car Accident on U.S. 395 Freeway at Fort Independence Travel Plaza


Feb 23, 2019

Deborah Yank Independence: 68-Year-Old Woman Injured In Car Accident On U.S. 395 Freeway at Fort Independence Travel Plaza Identified As Deborah Ann Yank

INDEPENDENCE, CALIFORNIA (February 23, 2019) – A 68-year-old woman identified as Deborah Ann Yank was injured in a car accident on U.S. 395 Freeway at Fort Independence Travel Plaza not far from Bishop. 

California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 12:30 p.m. Officials said that a woman in a Toyota Sienna left the plaza and attempted to turn north on the U.S. 395 Highway.

Her vehicle pulled directly into the path of Deborah Ann Yank and hit the right side of the victim’s car. A tire on Deborah Ann Yank’s vehicle came off causing her vehicle to drift into the path of a 2018 Toyota 4-Runner. 

Paramedics rushed to the scene and transported the victim to the Renown Regional Medical Center with major injuries. An investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time. 

Liability In Car Accidents

Drivers in California have a responsibility to keep an eye out for traffic and wait to turn until it is safe. A number of accidents are caused by drivers who make dangerous u-turns or left turns. According to the California Vehicle Code 21801, “The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left or to complete a U-turn upon a highway, or to turn left into public or private property, or an alley, shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching from the opposite direction which are close enough to constitute a hazard at any time during the turning movement, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to the approaching vehicles until the left turn or U-turn can be made with reasonable safety.”

Drivers that make dangerous turns onto the highway and cause an accident will likely face civil liability. Any victim’s can hold the negligent driver accountable through a personal injury claim. Injuries in car accidents can include broken bones, spinal injuries and traumatic brain injuries. A number of the injuries following a car accident are psychological in nature. According to The British Journal of Psychiatry, “Post-traumatic stress disorder was diagnosed in 6% of patients 2 weeks after the accident, in 2% after 1 year and in 4% after 3 years. Robust predictors of later PTSD symptom level were intrusive symptoms shortly after the accident and biographical risk factors.” A car accident attorney can evaluate all of the facts of your case and let you know what your options are. 

Getting Help After A Car Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Deborah Ann Yank as she continues to recover. There needs to be some accountability for what has happened. Someone could have been killed. Anyone that may have witnessed the accident should come forward and speak with CHP officials for the sake of the victim. 

If you or someone that you love has been injured in a car accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have about you rights. We have resolved thousands of claims for our deserving clients and we are committed to getting accident victims the best medical and financial assistance possible. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need a free investigation into your case we are here for you. You can always reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

Deborah Ann Yank Accident

INDEPENDENCE: Deborah Ann Yank Injured In Car Accident on U.S. 395 Freeway at Fort Independence Travel Plaza

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