Oakhurst, CA – Two-Vehicle Accident Takes Place along Road 222 and Pettitt Road
Oakhurst, CA (July 24, 2018) – Local news sources reported that a traffic accident involving two vehicles took place at the intersection of Road 222 and Pettitt Road. Authorities logged the incident at approximately 2:51 PM in the afternoon on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. At this time, no details concerning the identities of the drivers have been revealed.
According to reports from the California Highway Patrol, a Kia Forte was traveling westbound on Road 222 when, for indeterminate reasons, the vehicle swerved across the center double yellow line. At some point, without warning, the Forte slammed into an oncoming Hyundai Tucson that had been traveling eastbound down the same route. Afterward, rescue teams were dispatched to the crash site and rendered aid to the victims.
Reports confirmed officials had to extract a driver from the wrecked Tuscon. Later, this individual was transported via air ambulance to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno to receive treatment. Details regarding the victim’s injuries and current physical condition have not been disclosed.
Meanwhile, officials reported a 35-year old man from Oakhurst, who had been riding as a passenger in the Tuscon, had suffered non-life threatening injuries.
CHP also revealed that the Forte driver did not survive the impact and was pronounced dead at the crash site.
For over two hours, authorities kept Road 222 and Pettitt Road closed.
At present, the investigation is ongoing.
We extend our most heartfelt prayers and deepest condolences to the family and friends of the Forte driver during this difficult time. We also extend our most loving prayers to the Oakhurst man and the Hyundai driver and wish them swift and efficient recoveries.
Two-Vehicle Accident in Oakhurst
Presently, many circumstances surrounding the accident on 222 and Pettitt remain unknown. As part of the ongoing investigation, forensic teams will examine photos of the crash site and inspect the Forte and the Tuscon for mechanical issues or system failure. Likewise, officials will consider if drugs, alcohol, negligence, distraction, or recklessness played any role in the events leading up to the crash.
Depending on the final case results, the non-guilty injured victims can potentially file personal injury lawsuits. Individuals who have been victimized by a traffic accident of this nature can potentially receive compensation for inconveniences including medical bills, vehicle insurance, and painful injuries.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.
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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 to all those involved in the accident.