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Police Officer Hospitalized After Car Accident

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KAPP-TV in Yakima, Washington is reporting this week on a four-vehicle accident in which two people, including a police officer, were hospitalized. In any car accident where injuries are involved, a car accident attorney should be contacted by the victims as soon as possible. Whether the accident was in Yakima, here in Hickory, or elsewhere, it is important for the victim of any accident to retain legal assistance so that a fair and just settlement can be acquired to help pay for medical bills and any repair costs.

The accident in Yakima occurred when the patrol vehicle driven by a Moxee police sergeant hit a car at the intersection of Yakima Avenue and 2nd Street while responding to a police call. Sergeant Lewis of the Moxee Police Department had his emergency lights and siren running when he collided with the Toyota driven by Gerald Farnsworth.

After being struck by the police cruiser, Farnsworth’s car then hit two other cars. Both Farnsworth and Sergeant Lewis were taken to an area hospital with injuries, though both are expected to recover. Police authorities say that the accident is still under investigation, and they do not know what, if any, charges will be filed.

Though the series of events that led to the hospitalization of Lewis and Farnsworth may seem to be an accumulation of unfortunate circumstances, it could also be that the initial accident, as well as the subsequent collisions, were the result of negligent or reckless behavior on the part of one of the drivers. We will not know for certain, of course, until the police investigation is completed. However, rarely is it the case that a car accident is truly an “accident” in the sense that it simply just happened by happenstance. Rather, most often there is a cause to every car accident, and that cause is frequently a person who needs to be held accountable for the damage that results.

If you have been injured in a car accident that was someone else’s fault, consulting with a car accident attorney in Hickory can help you to know if you have a personal injury case against the responsible party. When you have mounting medical bills, have missed time from work, or are fending off bill collectors while trying to recover from your injures, it is nice to know that there is someone who will aggressively pursue the compensation to which you are entitled. With the help of an accident attorney, you can get a just and fair settlement so that you can get the medical care that you require and begin the process of healing.

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