Man Suffers Limb Loss in Westley CA Crash

Man Suffers Limb Loss in Crash

Man Suffers Limb Loss in Crash

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto car accident lawyer. A single vehicle accident occurred near Westley on the evening of Saturday, September 9, 2017. The collision, unfortunately, caused two victims to suffer serious injuries.

We extend our hope and prayers for a full and speedy recovery to those hurt in this serious car accident.

Accident Details

A yellow Chevrolet Aveo was traveling northbound along Interstate 5 near Howard Road at approximately 5:40 pm. The Chevrolet allegedly attempted to pass traffic in the center divider of the roadway and lost control. The Chevrolet veered through all northbound lanes of travel and went down a steep embankment. The car overturned multiple times, drove through a barbed wire fence and came to rest inside an almond orchard.

Reported Injuries

The Chevrolet Aveo appeared to have been the only vehicle involved in the accident. The car carried a 29-year-old Bakersfield man and a 27-year-old San Lorenzo woman. Sadly, the collision caused the man to suffer an amputation injury to his arm. He was transported via ambulance to a Modesto area hospital. The woman was reportedly pregnant at the time of the crash. She suffered a forehead laceration and was taken via air ambulance to a hospital in Modesto as well.

What Caused the Accident?

The cause of the accident has not yet been determined. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has been assigned to handle the investigation. Traffic Collision Reports usually require one to two weeks from the date of an incident to be processed. Traffic reports may sometimes contain error as to fault. It is crucial, especially when a party has suffered serious injuries, to contact an experienced Modesto personal injury lawyer. An experienced attorney can investigate further into the matter by examining a collision scene and studying the sequence of events leading up to the crash to properly determine liability.

Amputation Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

Car accidents resulting in amputation injuries can be life-changing events. The recovery process for such injuries can be very difficult. These injuries tend to be compounded by medical expenses, rehabilitation and lost wages. It is important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you file a claim to recover compensation for your injuries.

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I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto car accident lawyer. Car accidents can be devastating, life-altering events. The damages from such incidents can be life-threatening. If you or someone you love has been severely injured due to a car, motorcycle or truck accident, please contact me at (209) 227-1931 for free, friendly advice. You may also connect with me free of toll at (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.

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