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Auto Accident Fatally Injures Turlock Man

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January 04, 2018
Edward Smith

Auto Accident Fatally Injures Turlock Man Near Knights Ferry

Auto Accident Fatally Injures Turlock Man Near Knights Ferry

I’m Ed Smith, a Turlock car accident lawyer. A Turlock man was driving his vehicle near Knights Ferry on the afternoon of Tuesday, January 2, 2018. The man was involved in a head-on collision which, unfortunately, caused him to succumb to his injuries at the scene.

Our heartfelt sympathies are with the loved ones of the victim during their time of bereavement. We hope the friends and family find solace and peace during their recovery.

What Happened?

A 23-year-old Turlock man was driving his Jeep Cherokee westbound along Highway 108 and 120 just before 2:00 pm. For unknown reasons, the Jeep veered into the eastbound lane of travel and in the direct path of a Chevrolet Tahoe. The Chevrolet driver was unable to avoid the vehicle in their path, resulting in a serious head-on collision.

Nature of Injuries

Emergency personnel were called to the scene of the auto accident to render aid to the drivers of the Jeep and Chevrolet. The Chevrolet driver, a 55-year-old man of Los Altos, was transported to the Memorial Medical Center in Modesto for treatment of major injuries. The Jeep driver was, sadly, pronounced deceased at the scene due to the severity of his injuries.

Identity of Victim

The Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of the accident as Eddie Fernando Gonzales of Turlock.

What Caused the Accident?

The cause of the auto accident is not yet known due to ongoing investigation. Investigators do not believe that alcohol or drugs were factors in the collision.

Bereavement After a Loved One’s Death

Bereavement is the period of mourning and grief that a person experiences after learning the heart-wrenching news of a loved one’s death. Grief is a normal process of reacting to a loved one’s passing. A person may undergo changes in their emotional, social, physical or mental state while grieving. The duration of bereavement depends on many personal factors, but is often hardest for those closest to the person who lost their life. Some of the useful ways of dealing with grief include the following:

  • Creating an artistic outlet to express your emotions
  • Having a support group of family and friends
  • Maintaining a balanced diet and exercise routine
  • Seeking professional counselling and therapy

If you have lost someone you love in an auto accident, you do not have to endure this challenge alone. Contacting an experienced Turlock wrongful death lawyer can prove crucial in securing your rights and bringing closure to those affected by a loved one’s untimely passing.

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I’m Ed Smith, a car accident lawyer in Turlock. Car accidents may create a financial strain for those affected, especially when injuries or death occur as a result. If an accident has caused serious harm to you or a loved one, please call me at (209) 227-1931 for free, friendly advice. I also may connect with you through my toll-free line at (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.

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