Merced Crash Injures Student

Merced Crash Injures Student

Merced Crash Injures Student

Merced Crash Injures Student

I’m Ed Smith, a Merced auto accident attorney. Three teenagers from El Capitan High School were involved in a frightening rollover crash in Merced on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

What Happened?

A 16-year-old girl from Merced was behind the wheel of her 1995 Toyota Camry along with two passengers on West Bellevue Road near Utah Street in Merced. It has been reported that the driver began to feel light-headed. According to the California Highway Patrol, her vehicle then drifted off the roadway, rolled over and ended up in a field. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, CHP and Merced County authorities reported to the scene to assist the occupants in the vehicle.

Was Anyone Hurt?

The driver of the vehicle was flown to the Doctors Medical Center in Modesto to be treated for injuries sustained in the crash.  Her injuries were not reported as major. Authorities said that the two female passengers in the vehicle, a 16-year-old and an 18-year old, were not hurt as a result of the crash.

Driver Fatigue 

Driver fatigue and drowsy driving are forms of impaired driving that can affect a motorist’s ability to operate a motor vehicle safely according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Driver fatigue can affect a motorist’s reaction time, alertness, attention, decision-making and judgement which can lead to a high chance of crashing. In a Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Study conducted by the NHTSA, drowsy drivers that are involved in an accident are twice as likely to commit driving performance errors when compared to drivers who are not fatigued.

Merced Auto Accident Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a Merced auto accident attorney and founder of If you or a loved one has been involved in an automobile accident, please call me today at (209) 227-1931 for free, friendly advice. You may also reach me toll-free at (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.

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