Fatal Head-On Collision Modesto


Fatal Head-On Collision Modesto

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury attorney. A head-on collision took place in Modesto during the evening hours of Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Unfortunately, the collision caused three victims to suffer injuries and one to suffer fatal injuries.

What Happened?

A Riverbank man was behind the wheel of his 2002 GMC SUV with his wife and a female passenger traveling southbound along Terminal Avenue in the vicinity of Plainview Road. For unknown reasons, the man’s vehicle crossed into the northbound lanes of travel. A 2011 Ford pick-up truck was approaching in the northbound lane and was unable to avoid the wrong-way driver. This unfortunately resulted in a head-on collision.

Watch YouTube Video – By: Modesto Bee – Raw Video: Fatal Accident East of Modesto

The following video demonstrates the extent of the head-on collision. As you can see in the video, fire crews and medical personnel were dispatched to the scene to assist the injured occupants in both vehicles. Authorities were also on scene to investigate the cause of the collision.

What Caused the Collision?

The cause of the head-on collision has not yet been released by authorities. A Traffic Collision Report generally takes up to two weeks to be processed. The collision is still under investigation as of Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Nature of Injuries

The Riverbank man that was driving the 2002 GMC SUV was identified as 64-year-old Paul Perkins. The two passengers in Perkins’s vehicle were identified as 64-year-old Rosemary Perkins from Riverbank and 41-year-old Maria C. Calderon from Modesto. Rosemary Perkins and Maria C. Calderon were transported to the hospital for complaints of pain. The driver of the 2011 Ford pick-up truck was identified as 32-year-old William A. Borges Jr. from Tracy. Borges Jr. suffered minor injuries and informed officers of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) that he would seek treatment on his own. Unfortunately, Paul Perkins was pronounced deceased at the scene due to the fatal extent of his injuries.

Our condolences are with the loved ones of the man that passed away in this tragic head-on collision.

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