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Man Fatally Injured in Highway 4 Accident Near Stockton

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November 20, 2017
Edward Smith

Man Fatally Injured in Highway 4 Crash Near Stockton

Man Fatally Injured in Highway 4 Accident Near Stockton

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton car accident lawyer. A collision involving three vehicles occurred east of Stockton on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The vehicle crash, unfortunately, claimed the life of a man.

We would like to send our sincerest thoughts and condolences to the loved ones of the man that passed away in this tragic accident.

What Happened?

According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a man was driving his 1998 Mercedes-Benz westbound along Highway 4 in the vicinity of Jack Tone Road at approximately 12:15 pm. At the same time, a 2008 Ford F-250 pickup truck driven by a 52-year-old Mariposa man, was traveling eastbound along Highway 4. The driver of the Mercedes-Benz allegedly attempted to overtake vehicles ahead of it, but unfortunately, collided with the oncoming 2008 Ford and a westbound 2015 Ford F-450. The impact of the collision pinned the man of the Mercedes-Benz inside his vehicle.

Man Succumbs to Injuries During Hospitalization

Emergency responders were called to the area of the three-car accident. When they arrived, they located the damaged Mercedes-Benz and its driver. They were able to extricate the driver of the Mercedes-Benz and transported him to the San Joaquin General Hospital. Sadly, he passed away during treatment due to the severity of his injuries.

The Identity of Victim Unknown

The San Joaquin County Coroner’s Office has not yet released the identity of the victim due to pending notification of next-of-kin.

What Caused the Highway 4 Accident?

The cause of the accident has not yet been decided due to an ongoing investigation by the CHP. Investigators usually take one to two weeks to process a Traffic Collision Report.

Car Accidents Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 35,092 victims passed away in car accidents along U.S. roads in 2015. This number accounted for a 7.2 percent increase from traffic collision reports in 2014 with 32,744 fatalities. An accident can happen at any time due to unsafe or careless driving, which may result in traumatic injuries or even wrongful death. Such accidents tend to occur due to:

When the negligence of another party has led to another’s death, whether it is a car manufacturer defect, intentional or accidental, the loved ones of the deceased party may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death claim. Filing a wrongful death claim against a negligent party or entity requires a thorough investigation followed by evidence and data gathered by experts. For more details, contact a seasoned Stockton wrongful death lawyer.

Stockton Car Accident & Wrongful Death Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton car accident lawyer. Auto accidents often result in traumatic, life-changing injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered significant harm in a car accident, please call me at (209) 227-1931 for free, friendly advice. You may also contact me toll-free at (800) 404-5400.

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