Auto Accident Fatally Injures Elderly Modesto Man

Auto Accident Fatally Injures Elderly Modesto Man

Auto Accident Fatally Injures Elderly Modesto Man

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto car accident lawyer. An elderly man was driving his vehicle in northeast Modesto during the afternoon of Tuesday, February 20, 2018. The man was involved in an auto accident and passed away during hospitalization due to the severity of his injuries.

Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones affected by this tragic loss of life.

Accident Details

An elderly Modesto man was driving his Saturn sedan along Held Drive in the vicinity of Briggsmore Avenue near the Amtrak station at approximately 3:50 pm. The elderly man attempted to turn left from Held Drive onto Briggsmore Avenue when his vehicle was broadsided by an oncoming Ford Escape. The impact of the collision caused serious front-end damage to the Ford Escape and damage to the driver’s side of the Saturn sedan.

Nature of Injuries

Emergency personnel arrived at the location of the car accident to render immediate medical attention. The driver of the Ford Escape, a 52-year-old Modesto woman, suffered non-life-threatening injuries along with two other parties, including a baby. Emergency responders performed CPR at the scene on the elderly man before transporting him to an area hospital. Unfortunately, the man succumbed to his injuries during hospitalization.

Identity of Victim

The victim has been identified by the Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office as 91-year-old Lloyd H. Kendrick of Modesto.

Accident Investigation

A cause of the accident has not yet been released due to an ongoing investigation. Officials from the Modesto Police Department do not suspect that alcohol or drugs contributed to the collision.

Wrongful Death

A wrongful death is generally defined as a death that occurred as a result of another party or entity’s misconduct or negligence. Accidents which claim the life of someone you love are traumatic, life-changing events. Those who have been directly affected by an unexpected death, such as a surviving parent, spouse or child, may be entitled to recover for their losses through a wrongful death claim. These claims are oftentimes difficult to pursue as they require substantial investigation and evidence. Contacting an experienced Modesto wrongful death lawyer is the best option in the recovery process. A seasoned attorney can ensure that you will receive fair compensation for your loved one’s passing.

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