At about 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 29-year-old passenger Andrew Chang lost his arm in a crash in Windsor. While traveling southbound on Highway 101 in a 2006 Toyota Solara, 27-year-old Zhang Huijing swerved to avoid a tarp in the road just south of Shiloh Road and slammed into a tree. The impact severed Chang’s arm from his body. Huijing sustained minor injuries. Authorities are investigating the accident; however, they do not suspect alcohol to have been a contributing factor.
“When a passenger is seriously injured in a crash, he or she may file a personal injury claim against the negligent driver in order to obtain compensation for recovery-related expenses,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis, “such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.”
Traffic accidents claimed the lives of or caused injury to 34 people in Windsor in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records. The OTS ranked Windsor 89th out of 93 cities with populations of between 25,001 and 50,000 for its incidence of fatal and injury crashes; 1st place is the worst possible ranking.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the best possible recovery to Andrew Chang, the passenger who lost his arm in the crash.
MercuryNews.com originally reported this Windsor accident.
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