Angel Vega Hanford: Angel Sanchez Vega, 47, Injured In Hanford Car Accident Near Jackson Avenue and 10th Avenue
HANFORD, CALIFORNIA (August 10, 2019) – A 47-year-old man identified as Angel Sanchez Vega was seriously injured in a car accident with a van near the intersection of Jackson Avenue and 10th Avenue.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 2:30 p.m. Angel Sanchez Vega was driving a pickup truck through the intersection.
A van that was traveling through the intersection allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign. The van collided with the pickup truck carrying Angel Vega and pushed it into a power pole.
Angel Sanchez Vega sustained moderate injuries in the crash and was transported to the Adventist Medical Center Hanford.
Liability In Car Accidents
According to ASIRT, “Nearly 1.25 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day. An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled. More than half of all road traffic deaths occur among young adults ages 15-44.” Car accidents can occur for any number of different reasons:
- Drivers may be distracted
- Drivers may be intoxicated
- Drivers may fail to yield to stop signs / traffic signals
- Drivers may be speeding
Drivers that fail to yield the right of way to other drivers by going through stop signs may face civil liability for their actions. According to California Vehicle Code 22450, “The driver of any vehicle approaching a stop sign at the entrance to, or within, an intersection shall stop at a limit line, if marked, otherwise before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection.”
Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. There is a often a long term psychological impact of car accidents, even after physical symptoms subside. For example, many accident victims are left with PTSD. A car accident attorney can take all of your injuries into consideration and let you know what your legal rights are.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Angel Sanchez Vega and his family as he continues to recover. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the CHP. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of all involved.
If you or someone that you care about has been injured due to the negligence of another driver you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get all of the medical and financial support that they are legally owed. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.