Big Rig Accident Fatally Injures Turlock Man

Auto Accident Fatally Injures Turlock Man Near Tracy

Big Rig Accident Fatally Injures Turlock Man Near Tracy

I’m Ed Smith, a Turlock car accident lawyer. A chain-reaction accident occurred south of Tracy near the San Joaquin County line during the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Unfortunately, the crash caused major injuries to multiple parties and claimed the life of a Turlock man.

Our heartfelt condolences are with the loved ones of Mr. Hernandez who lost his life in this unfortunate accident.

Accident Details

Commuters traveling northbound along Interstate 5, in the vicinity of the Interstate 580 junction, experienced congested traffic conditions following an initial auto accident. A big rig was approaching slowed traffic ahead at approximately 4:30 am and allegedly failed to stop in time, resulting in a chain-reaction crash. The big rig reportedly struck a silver 2012 Honda Civic sedan driven by a man from Turlock, causing the vehicle to reportedly sustain serious body damage including a crushed roof. Emergency crews were called to the scene to assist with the aftermath of the frightening accident.

Nature of Injuries

Numerous victims were injured in this accident. Officials reported that two Modesto residents in a 2018 Toyota were among those who sustained serious injuries and had to be transported to the Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. Three men from Patterson were also taken to area hospitals for treatment of major injuries. The driver of the Honda Civic sedan, sadly, passed away at the scene.

Identity of Victim

The Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of the fatal auto accident as 32-year-old Frank Alan Hernandez of Turlock.

What Caused the Accident?

The accident investigation is being handled by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The cause of the collision has not yet been released.

Auto Accidents and Wrongful Death

Losing someone you love in an auto accident is a traumatizing, life-changing experience. Aside from the emotional distress following such tragedies, many expenses are incurred. These losses may cause immense financial distress on the surviving members of a deceased party. If a member in your family has passed away due to the negligence of another party, it is important to seek assistance from an experienced personal injury lawyer. An experienced lawyer can protect your rights in a wrongful death claim and retrieve fair compensation for your loved one’s unfortunate passing.

Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

One of life’s greatest difficulties is coping with the loss of a loved one. A person’s natural response to such losses is known as grief. Grief is unique in nature and varies from person-to-person. This time of loss may cause an individual to experience changes in their emotional, behavioral, cognitive, social, spiritual, or even physical attributes. Memories of the deceased loved one may dominate an individual’s mind, causing them to experience a variety of feelings. Although the grieving process may seem unbearable at times, always remember how much your loved one cared about you and how they would never want to see you suffer.

Loved One Forever Remembered

Frank Alan Hernandez is remembered by those who surrounded him as a great person and a loving member of his family. He is survived by his wife and young daughter, who will forever miss him and his kind and caring soul. A GoFundMe page has been created to cover the funeral expenses of his untimely passing.

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