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Cottonwood: Eric and Hazel Haschke Injured in Multiple-Vehicle Crash

Posted on Feb 03, 2013

Shortly after 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 45-year-old Eric Haschke and 30-year-old Hazel Haschke were injured in a multiple-vehicle crash in Cottonwood. While traveling northbound on Interstate 5 in a yellow Scion, 18-year-old Taylor Bennett, of Redding, veered into another lane, colliding with a semi twice. The impact sent her vehicle into southbound lanes, were she crashed into a maroon Subaru and a brown Nissan Titan pickup truck. The Nissan then collided with a CHP truck. The driver of the Nissan, Eric Haschke, and his passenger, Hazel, were taken to an area hospital for treatment of trauma ranging from moderate to major. Zimm Udovich, the driver of the CHP truck, and Bennett sustained minor to moderate injuries and were also taken to hospitals. 



“When a collision causes injury, the at-fault driver may be held liable for the expense of the victims’ recoveries,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis, “such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.”



Throughout Shasta County, 1,323 people were seriously or fatally injured in collisions in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety's most current records. Drivers under the age of 21 were involved in 13 of the fatal and injury crashes that year. The OTS ranked Shasta 12th out of 58 counties for its incidence of fatal and injury accidents in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.



All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to Eric and Hazel Haschke, as well as to Zimm Udovich and Taylor Bennett.



The Redding Record Searchlight originally reported this Cottonwood crash



Additional information on the injury claims process is available to the public free of charge through our office.



If you would like to request a free book or article, or to speak with a California car accident lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

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