Elijah Roller Sonora: Elijah Roller Injured In Sonora Car Accident On Highway 108 and Stockton Road
SONORA, CALIFORNIA (February 13, 2020) – A 24-year-old man identified as Elijah Roller was injured in a car accident that took place on Highway 108 near Stockton Road.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the collision occurred in the afternoon. A 16-year-old driver pulled out of the intersection from Stockton Road onto Highway 108.
The 16-year-old driver pulled into the path of a 1993 Jeep Cherokee driven by Elijah Roller. The Jeep hit the left side of the 2005 Land Rover that pulled into the intersection.
Paramedics responded to the scene of the crash in order to help Elijah Roller and the other driver. An investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Sonora Car Accidents
All drivers have a legal responsibility to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic before crossing lanes of a highway. According to California Vehicle Code 21800, “When two vehicles enter an intersection from different highways at the same time, the driver of the vehicle on the left shall yield the right-of-way to the vehicle on his or her immediate right, except that the driver of any vehicle on a terminating highway shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle on the intersecting continuing highway.” There are a number of reasons that car accidents occur at intersections:
- Drivers may be distracted
- Drivers may misjudge the speed of oncoming vehicles
- Drivers may be intoxicated
- Drivers may be fatigued
According to the Centers for Disease Control being awake for only 18 hours reduces driving ability equivalent to driving with a BAC of 0.05. Victims of car accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries, not all of which may be readily apparent. For example, a large number of car accident victims suffer from PTSD. Signs of PTSD may include:
- An ongoing, general feeling of uneasiness.
- Anxiety about driving or riding in vehicles.
- Not wanting to have medical tests or procedures done.
- Irritability, or excessive worry or anger.
- Nightmares or trouble sleeping.
Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Even if the at fault driver does not have insurance victims of car accidents may have legal recourse through Prop 213. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Sonora Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Elijah Roller as he continues to recover. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police. It is our sincere hope that city officials will consider measures to help make this intersection safer.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.