1 Hospitalized after Redding Car Crash on Hartnell Avenue
REDDING, CA (August 10, 2020) – Early Sunday afternoon, Robert Dominguez and Shawn Ireland suffered injuries in an accident on Hartnell Avenue.
According to reports, a car crashed into a telephone pole just after 12:15 p.m. on Hartnell Avenue and School Street. The incident occurred in front of Redding Fire Station 5, that’s why they immediately responded to the scene.
38-year-old Shawn Ireland from Redding drove a Nissan Sentra north on School Stree. However, the police said that he “reportedly” fell asleep. The Redding Police Department and the Redding Fire Department confirmed that the crash resulted in minor injuries among the driver and his passenger.
The authorities identified the passenger as 44-year-old Robert Dominguez. Furthermore, responders took him to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment.
Meanwhile, the police revealed that Ireland and Dominguez wore seatbelts during the crash. Moreover, their airbags were successfully deployed.
Furthermore, the officers ruled out drugs and alcohol as factors in the crash.
Also, due to the vehicle crashing into the utility pole, cable lines fell across Hartnell Avenue which prompted a temporary closure.
The Redding Police Traffic Unit currently investigates the crash for possible charges.
May this be a reminder to all drivers that operating a vehicle is a responsibility that should not be taken lightly. Moreover, it is important to put all distractions away and be careful around other travelers. Always keep a safe distance from other vehicles around you. By being a defensive driver, you can minimize the risks of car accidents.
Dealing With the Accident on Hartnell Avenue
As common of an occurrence as they are, many people do not suspect what follows in the event of a car crash.
When driving, scan the road 1/2 mile to a full mile ahead to check whether there’s a possible hazard. Our bodies weren’t designed to travel at 50mph. Also, we were designed for speeds of less than 10mph. Thus, you need to learn to consciously break that natural instinct and focus farther ahead
Mark Sweet, an award-winning attorney who has handled many personal injury cases wants to let those who are injured know that it is important to have an independent investigation to better protect your rights.
If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries in a car crash, reach out to the personal injury lawyers at Sweet Lawyers. Furthermore, we understand what you are going through, and our team is here to ensure your legal rights are protected. Moreover, with over 40 years in the legal field, we have the experience and the resources to win your case. Call us today at (800) 674 7852 for a free, no-obligation consultation at a location nearest you.