(June 24, 2018) – According to a reliable news source, two people were injured after a motor vehicle accident in Garberville, early Saturday morning. The crash took place on Highway 254, north of Maple Hills Road at approximately 1:35 a.m. Reportedly, Karen Lynn Ritter, 34, was driving her 2017 Hyundai Elantra on Highway 254, southbound when she veered into the northbound lanes of the highway and crashed into an embankment.
Ritter was apparently ejected from the vehicle, and the exact condition of her injuries is unknown at this time. According to officials, a young passenger by the name of Maria Cristina Salazar, 26, was also hurt in the wreck. She reportedly suffered moderate injuries as a result of the crash. The California Highway Patrol along with Miranda Volunteer Fire Department, Redway Volunteer Fire Department, Weott-Cal Fire, and City Ambulance all responded to the crash. The California Highway Patrol is currently conducting an investigation into the accident. Our warmest wishes of well-being are with those who were injured in this collision.
Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney
Investigators are currently working to determine liability in this accident. Many factors typically come in to play during an accident of this nature. Police will be looking to see if excessively high speeds, intoxication, or distracted driving among other things had anything to do with the cause of this accident. Depending on the results of the investigation, there could be grounds for the passenger in this crash to seek a personal injury lawsuit.
While every victim needs to remain focused on their health after an accident, many people will look to recover financial compensation for their injuries from a negligent driver. Negligent drivers leave a slew of bills for all injured parties in their wake. Hospital bills, future medical expenses, and lost wages are just a few of the expenses that often drive victims to file for compensation. In any event, it is solely up to the victim to make that decision.
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. If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.
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.