Oakhurst, CA – Chris Hartesvelt Injured in DUI Crash on Road 426 near Llama Ranch
Oakhurst, CA – (November 27, 2018) – Authorities are investigating a DUI crash that injured 65-year-old Chris Hartesvelt of North Fork Sunday afternoon. The accident occurred just before 3:40 pm on, November 25th, on Road 426 near the Llama Ranch at the top of the grade.
Reportedly, Hartesvelt was driving a Subaru Forester west on Road 426 when he rounded the corner and crashed head-on into a Nissan Versa, driven by Casey Craig of North Fork. Craig was traveling southbound before he lost control crossing the double yellow lines into the path of the Subaru. Emergency crews along with paramedics rushed to the crash site and stabilized Hartesvelt before transporting him by ground ambulance to Kaiser Medical Center in Fresno for treatment. Meanwhile, Craig was trapped inside the Nissan and firefighters had to extricate Craig and airlift him to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno for treatment of injuries to the head. Craig was later placed under arrest for felony DUI causing injury.
Police are still actively investigating this accident.
Our thoughts are with Chris Hartesvelt and his loved ones as he begins the long road to recovery. We understand how an incident such as this can be extremely stressful not only on the injured victim but those caring for them as well. We hope they receive the medical care necessary to make a full recovery.
DUI Accidents in California
Although drunk driving rates appear to be declining, there are still far too many Americans who lose their lives at the hands of intoxicated drivers. Detectives will analyze all of the physical evidence as well as inspect photographs taken at the crash site to determine what all transpired prior to the crash. Once the investigation has come to a conclusion, the injured party may be legally entitled to file a claim against the responsible party.
If you have been injured in a traffic accident that was caused by a third party, it is really important that you contact a personal injury attorney to fight for your justice. At the Brady Law Group, we have a team of trusted litigators that will go the extra mile to ensure you are satisfied with your settlement. You can contact us at (866) 211-2562 to speak with a trusted attorney about your accident.
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