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September 29, 2017
Edward Smith

Crash Fatally Injures Two Near Ione

Crash Fatally Injures Two Near Ione

I’m Ed Smith, an Ione personal injury lawyer. Two vehicles were involved in a head-on crash along Highway 88 near Ione during the late evening hours of Friday, September 22, 2017. The crash, unfortunately, caused four parties to suffer traumatic injuries and two parties to suffer fatal injuries.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of the two parties that tragically passed away in this head-on accident. We would like to extend our wishes for a speedy and full recovery for the other four parties injured in this accident.

What Happened?

A 2014 Ford Focus, driven by 22-year-old Jordan Gold of Ione, was traveling westbound along Highway 88 in the vicinity of Highway 104 at approximately 11:30 pm. At the same time, 64-year-old Michael Jaques of Galt was driving his Toyota Camry eastbound along Highway 88. For unknown reasons, the Toyota veered over the double solid yellow lines and into the direct path of the Ford. Gold was unable to avoid the oncoming Toyota, resulting in a serious head-on collision.

Was Anybody Injured?

The Toyota Camry carried four passengers at the time of the head-on accident. Three of the four passengers in the Camry, 20-year-old Bryn Fox of Rio Vista, 44-year-old Daniel Matedne of Lodi, and 70-year-old Tom Irwin of Lodi, were all taken to hospitals in Sacramento with moderate to major injuries. Jordan Gold also suffered major injuries and was transported to Kaiser South Sacramento. The accident, unfortunately, caused Michael Jaques and his passenger, 47-year-old Danny Springer of Woodbridge, to suffer fatal injuries.

What Caused the Head-On Accident?

The cause of the head-on accident is still not yet known. A Traffic Collision Report is usually processed by authorities within one to two weeks. It is important to keep in mind that not all traffic reports are entirely accurate or conclusive pertaining to fault. Inaccurate and/or inconclusive reports can leave the loved ones of a deceased party with many unanswered questions. Contacting an experienced Ione car accident lawyer is crucial in a head-on accident. A seasoned attorney can investigate the scene of a crash and examine the sequence of events leading up to a collision to properly pinpoint causation.

Head-On Accidents

One of the most frightening types of motor vehicle collisions a person may experience is a head-on accident. This type of collision occurs when the front-ends of two cars strike one another. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), head-on accidents tend to occur along rural roadways. Although these accidents are relatively rare, the consequences of such incidents tend to result in property damage, traumatic injuries, medical expenses, lost wages and even loss of a loved one.

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