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UPDATE: Olivia Alvarez Injured In Fresno Hit-And-Run Accident On Highway 99 Near Avenue 9

Oct 9, 2019

Olivia Alvarez Fresno: Olivia Alvarez Injured In Fresno Hit-And-Run Accident On Highway 99 Near Avenue 9 –> Support The Family Through Go Fund Me

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (October 9, 2019) – A woman identified as Olivia Alvarez was seriously injured in a hit-and-run car accident on Highway 99 by Avenue 9.

California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place as Olivia Alvarez was driving her daughter home from soccer practice. Traffic was slowing down on the freeway due to construction ahead. 

The driver behind Olivia Alvarez was not able to stop in time and hit the rear of her vehicle. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help all of the victims. 

The 16-year-old in the car was able to avoid serious injury, but Olivia Alvarez sustained a major spinal cord injury from the top of her neck. She is not able to breathe on her own and has no feeling in her body. 

The driver that rear-ended her vehicle got out of his car and took off on foot. He was eventually found and later arrested by police. 

You can help support Olivia Alvarez by donating to her family’s Go Fund Me page.  

Liability In Car Accidents

All drivers are supposed to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner and drive according to the prevailing conditions. According to California Vehicle Code 22350, “No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.” There is simply no excuse for a rear-end collision. These types of accidents tend to occur when drivers are:

  • Distracted
  • Speeding
  • Intoxicated
  • Following the lead vehicle too closely

Victims of car accidents may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. It doesn’t cost anything to hire an attorney and they can take steps to help make sure that you get the medical and financial support that you deserve. 

Getting Help after A Car Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to  Olivia Alvarez and her family as she continues to recover. We strongly encourage everyone to donate to the family’s Go Fund Me page. It is our sincere hope that there is justice following this accident and that the negligent driver is held to account for his actions. 

If you or someone that you love has been injured in a car accident there are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. 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 are aware of their rights so that they can make informed decisions. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285. 

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