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Crash Fatally Injures Oregon Man Near Stanislaus County

Crash Fatally Injures Oregon Man Near Stanislaus County

Crash Fatally Injures Oregon Man Near Stanislaus County

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto car accident lawyer. An accident involving seven vehicles occurred in Newman on the afternoon of Sunday, November 12, 2017. The collision, unfortunately, caused three parties to suffer traumatic injuries and claimed the life of an elderly Oregon man.

Our condolences are with the loved ones of Glenn Coutts who passed away in this devastating car accident. We would also like to wish for a speedy and full recovery for those affected by this crash.

What Happened?

An Oregon man was driving his 2013 Toyota northbound along Interstate 5 in the vicinity of the Orestimba Road undercrossing. Six vehicles came to a stop in the No. 1 lane of the highway due to traffic conditions, including the Oregon man’s Toyota. A Camarillo resident was behind the wheel of a 2001 Ford and allegedly approached stopped traffic at an unsafe rate of speed. The Ford then collided with the rear-end of the Toyota. The impact of the collision affected other vehicles, including a 2012 Nissan, a 2013 GMC, a 2015 Chevrolet, a 2017 Chevrolet and a 2017 Honda.

Nature of Injuries

The parties of the 2012 Nissan, 2015 Chevrolet and 2017 Chevrolet were uninjured in the car accident. The two occupants of the GMC complained of abdomen, arm, back and leg pain. The occupant of the Honda complained of back, head and neck pain. It is not yet known whether these three parties were hospitalized for their injuries.

Coroner Identifies Crash Victim

The Oregon man driving the Toyota suffered major injuries and was airlifted to the Doctors Medical Center were he later passed away. The Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office has identified the man as 72-year-old Glenn Coutts of Jacksonville, Oregon.

Grieving After the Loss of a Loved One

Coping with bereavement and grief after the loss of a loved one is not always easy. The grieving process with death varies from person-to-person. It is important to embrace your emotions and feelings during this fragile period. Having a support system of close friends and family is vital in going through the stages of bereavement. Taking care of yourself and maintaining your well-being will offer you a better sense of emotional strength during this traumatic experience.

Rear-End Collisions

Motorists are obligated to pay attention to the road at all times, especially during stop-and-go traffic conditions. However, not all drivers exercise safety precautions on the road. The most common type of motor vehicle accident resulting from driver error are rear-end collisions. This type of accident tends to occur along congested roadways and intersections as a result of the following:

When a party has lost their life in a rear-end collision, it is vital to speak with a car accident lawyer. A seasoned attorney can independently investigate the accident scene and sequence of events leading to the crash to properly pinpoint causation.

Modesto Car Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto car accident lawyer. No one ever wants to be involved in a rear-end collision. However, such occurrences are not always preventable. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, reach out to me as soon as you are able by calling (209) 227-1931 for free, friendly advice. I also may be reached toll-free at (800) 404-5400.

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