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SHAFTER: Jair Espinoza Killed In Car Accident By North Shafter Avenue


Nov 13, 2018

Jair Espinoza Accident: Shafter High School Student Jair Espinoza Died After Being Involved In Car Accident By Shafter Avenue

 SHAFTER, CALIFORNIA (November 11, 2018) A 16-year-old  Shafter High School student identified as Jair Espinoza has tragically died after he was involved in a car accident by North Shafter Avenue.

Police are saying that the accident took place around 3:30 p.m. Shafter police are saying that Jair Espinoza was transported to the Kern Medical Center in order to receive treatment.

Tragically,  Jair Espinoza later died due to his injuries. Shafter High School released a statement following the tragedy.

“The loss of this young man’s life is a tragedy for Shafter and the entire high school community. The Kern High School District is devoting considerable efforts to helping our students and staff deal with this loss and we extend our sincere sympathies to the family. Grief counselors are on campus today and their services are available to all students and staff during this difficult time.”

There is an ongoing investigation into what may have caused the accident. Police are asking anyone that may have seen what happened to contact them.

Liability In Car Accidents

Drivers have a common law duty to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner and to take steps to avoid accidents. If a driver gets distracted and rear-ends another vehicle they will typically be held at fault. But liability is not always straightforward. Police will often need to review traffic camera footage in order to determine liability. It’s important that drivers are familiar with right of way laws and consult the DMV rule handbook when something isn’t clear. Victims of car accidents or their family have the ability to file a personal injury claim in order to be compensated for damages. A car accident attorney can investigate your claim free of charge.

Getting A Police Report After A Car Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our condolences to the family of  Jair Espinoza as they are going through such a difficult time. It is sincere hope that police will conduct a thorough investigation into the accident. Anyone that may have seen what happened should reach out to the Shafter Police Department.

If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed in a car accident in Shafter you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We do everything in our power to get the best result for our clients and we focus exclusively on personal injury law. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need a police report for an accident we are here for you (888) 888-9285.

 Sources:

  1. Sydney Isenberg. Shafter High student dies after crash in Shafter . October 30, 2018

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