Fresno, CA (February 24, 2023) – An officer from the community service department was hurt in a crash at Maple and Belmont Avenue that police believe was caused by drunk driving.
At approximately 7:30 p.m. on February 21, authorities were called to the scene of an auto accident that occurred on North Maple Avenue.
According to officials, a passing vehicle, which was driven by a person who is believed to be under the influence, crashed into the rear of a community service patrol officer’s car. The accident prompted officials to close off North Maple Avenue in the area of Belmont Avenue.
The officer was injured as a result of the crash. She was treated at the scene briefly by responding paramedics and rushed to an area hospital.
The circumstances surrounding the accident are being investigated.
Car Accidents in California
Car accidents take place daily in the state of California. In most cases, these accidents are a result of negligent motorists. Some of the most common factors in car crashes across our stay include:
- Distracted Drivers: Accidents involving distracted drivers typically occur when negligent drivers are not paying attention to the road ahead of them. They may take their hands off the wheel to text or change the radio, or reach for an item on another seat or dash.
- Driving Conditions: Rain, snow, or other poor weather conditions can devastate a person’s ability to control their vehicle. When combined with poorly maintained or lit highways, bad weather can lead to a very dangerous situation quickly.
- Driving Under The Influence: Another leading cause of car crashes in the state of California involves drivers who are operating their vehicles while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Individuals who drive impaired place other drivers and pedestrians at risk of suffering serious physical injuries.
Every day, innocent people are hurt as a result of car accidents caused by these and other acts of negligence. If you’ve been hurt as a result of an automobile accident, you must reach out to a California car accident lawyer immediately. Our attorneys will be able to help you seek financial compensation for all of the damages that you face.
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