17-Year-Old Woman Injured after Hit-and-Run Accident in Guerneville
(June 13, 2018) According to a reputable news source, the passenger in a Dodge Neon sedan was seriously injured as the result of the car she was in crashing into a guardrail Tuesday night. The accident happened sometime around 11:25 p.m. on River Road. Skylar Storm Sanchez, 21, was driving the vehicle when it crashed into two sections of the guardrail east of Oddfellows Park Road, subsequently injuring the passenger.
Emergency crews arrived at the scene to find the teenaged passenger suffering from at least moderate injuries. According to medical records, the young woman was transported from the scene to be treated for her injuries at a local hospital. Police reported that Sanchez, the driver of the car fled the crash site, and she is currently still at large while police are investigating the crash. California Highway Patrol has stated that alcohol is likely a factor in the accident, although further investigation is needed to determine the cause.
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The suspect in this accident can easily be brought up on felony hit-and-run charges due to severe negligence. All drivers who are involved in any kind of accident are obliged to stay at the scene of the crash to assist any victims as well as inform the authorities. If alcohol played a role in this accident as well, then there will also likely be DUI charges for the suspect. The blatant negligence exhibited in this crash could likely lay the groundwork for a personal injury lawsuit should the injured passenger wish to take legal action. Regardless of the victims’ choice, we hope that she has a healthy recovery from her injuries.
Unfortunately, recovery takes a lot of time, and financial burdens tend to stack up very quickly. Hospital bills on top of possible future medical bills and lost wages can often leave many victims in economic turmoil. Due to the expense, many people choose to recover compensation from the negligent party, although that is always the victims own personal choice.
We at Brady Law Group appreciate the value of our community, and we adamantly strive to see our roads safe for all of us who share them. Sadly, many people choose not to exercise their best judgment while behind the wheel and cause havoc and pain for many others. If you have been injured by a negligent driver and are looking to obtain compensation for your losses, call 866-211-2562 for a free consultation today.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery for all those involved in the accident.