Buffy French Injured in Suspected DUI Crash on S. Washington and Gold Streets


Buffy French Hurt in Sonora Pedestrian Collision at S. Washington and Gold Streets

Buffy French Hurt in Sonora Pedestrian Collision at S. Washington and Gold Streets

Sonora, California – Buffy French, 49, of Jamestown sustained a broken shoulder, eight broken ribs and a broken foot in a suspected DUI collision at S. Washington and Gold streets in Sonora Monday evening, according to authorities.

At about 6 p.m. January 11, authorities said Buffy and her husband Lance French, 55, of Jamestown, were crossing the street when they were struck by a 2005 Dodge Neon.

The Dodge was being driven by Shawn Azkaria Harris, 41, of Crystal Falls Drive in Sonora.

Authorities said Buffy and Lance were taken to a Modesto hospital for treatment of moderate injuries. Lance had a bruised backside.

Authorities said Harris was arrested on DUI and drugs charges. He was booked into the Tuolumne County Jail on a $25,000 bail.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Arin Khodaverdian, CEO and Managing Attorney of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights. Swift action by an intelligent and experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

“Usually, clients hire me immediately after their first consultation because they quickly figure out that I will treat them like family. I lift a weight off their shoulders immediately. That is my job. We simply leave no stone unturned – period. We go after everyone and everything. There is no other way to ensure justice,” Mr. Khodaverdian states.

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. We have numerous other 6-figure settlements within 30 days. While these results are atypical and do not predict future outcomes, justice in these cases helped bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the families.”

Mr. Khodaverdian is the recipient of numerous accolades including one of the: Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Truck Accident Settlements in CA in 2019, and Top 10 Motorcycle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019. He is a Berkeley graduate and proud personal injury and wrongful death attorney. He is personally available 24/7 for free, no-obligation consultations and second opinions by calling 800-984-4123. He can also be reached via email using the contact form on this site.