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Man Found 1 Week after San Jose Car Accident

Posted on May 18, 2012

After a meek one hour search of a man involved in a San Jose car accident, California Highway Patrol allegedly stopped the “thorough” investigation. After a week passed, two officers went back to the scene looking for clues only to find the man unconscious and in critical condition.

An area of the Sierre Madre jungle

An area of the Sierre Madre jungle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The victim Michael Sanchez Jr. was found unconscious Tuesday a week after the incident that occurred on May 8, 2012. He was faintly breathing and in a tattered and critical condition. Police were searching for clues through dense brush and trees directly below an off-ramp on Highway 101 in the southern San Jose area when they found him. This was under the same off-ramp where the overturned truck had been towed. Sanchez had been in an apparent single-vehicle crash. Witnesses reported a man climbed out of the overturned truck and left the area before the arrival of CHP.

When Sanchez failed to show for a funeral two days after the crash, his family reported him missing. An aberration to his character he had also failed to return any phone calls. Various witnesses, including the tow truck driver where aloof as to the location of Sanchez and whether or not he was alive. He was left stranded for a week without food or water.

CHP Lt. Les Bishop told San Jose Mercury News that the search crew had performed a thorough search. Using high powered lights, they searched the immediate area, including: the brush, freeway shoulders, neighborhoods and an adjacent park.

Sanchez was transported to a local hospital where he is stable but critical condition. His family and officials were astonished that the man had survived a whole week without substance.

Initially police had trouble connecting the case of the missing person to that of the person in the crash since his pickup was registered in the city of Visalia and not San Jose. This delayed the time in which officials were able to respond to the victim’s family.

There are times when you are in an accident. Your vehicle overturns then authorities and search parties have a difficult time finding you, only to find you one week later under the same overpass where your vehicle had overturned. This can happen to anyone and the road to recovery can be difficult. The Accident Attorney’s group can help you obtain the settlement you need to make the road to recovery a more pleasant one with a San Jose car accident lawyer. You need an expert car accident lawyer who with years of practice that can accurately represent your concerns.

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