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By Renee Nordstrand on September 21, 2009

A twenty-four year old Piru woman scheduled to be married last Sunday was seriously injured in an automobile collision last Saturday afternoon on Highway 126 near Powell Road and Piru.

Suzy Yoguez, 24, was driving westbound on Highway 126 when a 25-year-old driver who was heading eastbound drifted into oncoming traffic and struck Yoguez’s car.  Yoguez had to be extricated from her car and was taken to the Ventura County Medical Center.

The other driver was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, also with serious injuries.

At present, the crash is still under investigation.

In 2007, there were 19,943 injuries due to head on collisions in California, according to the California Highway Patrol’s 2007 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. 

Ms. Youguez’s family should seek a personal injury attorney who can determine why the other driver drifted into oncoming traffic.  Was he driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol?  Did he fall asleep at the wheel?  Was he distracted by a cell phone call or text message? There are many possible explanations as to why the driver swerved into the westbound lane.  An experienced attorney can determine the facts surrounding a case and pursue your right to fair compensation.