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Red Light Runner Causes San Jose Crash, Injures Mom and 3 Children

By Kelly Balamuth on July 14, 2010

Reckless driving is often at the cause of many car accidents. In San Jose, a 24-year-old motorist failed to yield to a traffic sign and made a right turn against a red light. According to the San Jose Mercury News, the traffic violation resulted in a police pursuit, and ended when the 24-year-old motorist ran a red light and broad-sided another vehicle. A 35-year-old driver and her three children were in the car. The downtown San Jose car crash resulted in six different people being injured – the 24-year-old driver and his passenger, and the 35-year-old driver and her three children.

According to the report, the 35-year-old mother sustained minor to moderate injuries. Her 15-year-old daughter was thrown from their vehicle upon impact, and was listed in critical condition at the time of the article’s release. The woman’s 12-year-old son has been listed in critical but stable condition, while the extent of her 6-year-old son’s injuries is unknown. The negligent motorist and his passenger also sustained minor to moderate injuries.

Traffic rules are meant to help protect us. When motorists choose to disregard these rules, grave injuries can occur. In the event that an individual is injured as the result of another motorist’s negligent action, the injured individual has the right to seek damages from the negligent motorist.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident due to another driver’s negligence, you may be able to obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Get in touch with the personal injury law firm of Balamuth Harrington, LLP. Our skilled Northern California car accident attorneys will examine the circumstances of your accident, and will pursue negligent parties who may be accountable for their actions. For more information, and a free evaluation of your Northern California personal injury case, please call us at 888-254-1234 today.

Attorney Kelly Balamuth was profiled in the
September 2013 Issue of Plaintiff Magazine.

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