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Accident On 99 Modesto Fatally Injures Man Near Salida

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Modesto Man Killed in Accident

A Modesto man was driving his vehicle near Salida during the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Sadly, the man suffered fatal injuries following an unforeseen auto accident.

We would like to send our sincere sympathies to the family of the man during their time of loss.

What Happened?

A 23-year-old Modesto man was driving his 2007 Chevrolet northbound along Highway 99 in the vicinity of Pelandale Avenue at approximately 2:35 am. The Chevrolet was traveling in the No. 3 lane at an unknown speed when the driver reportedly allowed their vehicle to drift to the left and collide with a concrete center divider. The impact of the collision caused the vehicle to overturn and come to a rest on its roof along the dirt median. A deputy from the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department was passing by the area and stopped to render life-saving measures on the man until paramedics arrived.

Nature of Injuries

An ambulance was called to the scene for needed medical attention. Medical personnel transported the man to the Doctors Medical Center in Modesto where he later passed away due to the serious nature of his injuries.

Identity of Victim

The identity of the man has not yet been released to the public due to pending family notification.

What Caused the Accident?

The cause of the accident is not yet known as an investigation by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is ongoing. It is unknown whether any other vehicles were involved in the accident.

Single Vehicle Accidents and Wrongful Death

A common assumption of single-vehicle accidents is that they oftentimes occur due to motorist error. However, that is not always the case. These accidents may sometimes be caused by factors outside of a driver’s control, including:

When a party passes away in a traffic accident, the loss for the family is tragic and devastating. While no amount of money can bring back a loved one, an experienced Modesto wrongful death lawyer can alleviate the financial burdens following a wrongful death. Hiring an attorney is crucial in recovering fair compensation for your loved one’s unexpected passing.

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