Modesto Fatal Rear End Crash

Modesto Fatal Rear End Crash

Modesto Fatal Rear End Crash

Modesto Fatal Rear End Crash

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto Auto Accident Lawyer. A fatal rear end crash occurred at the intersection of Highway 219 and Tully Road in Modesto, California.

What Happened?

A Honda CRV was stopped at a stoplight where they were rear ended by a black Jaguar at an unsafe speed. The Honda CRV was pushed several hundred feet towards the center median due to the black Jaguar approaching the CRV, while making no attempt to stop, struck the backside of the vehicle. Both of the vehicles caught on fire as a result of the collision.

California Highway Patrol Reports

One of the victims in the crash was identified as Balmer Hernandez, a 23-year-old musician from Manteca. According to California Highway Patrol, Hernandez was traveling with two passengers, one from El Salvador and one from Manteca as well. The black Jaguar was so severely damaged from the crash and fire; authorities are unable to identify a license plate and vehicle identification number (VIN) for the vehicle. A high rate of speed may have been the cause of this hit-and-run crash.

California Highway Patrol Public Announcement

A witness reported to the California Highway Patrol Department that they observed a male that had appeared to be limping from the two burning vehicles involved in the crash. Investigators are relying on leads and witness observations to make a conclusion to the accident and to the families of the victims. Authorities are encouraging all witnesses to contact the CHP office to provide any tips or observations in regard to the collision.

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I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto Auto Accident Attorney. If you or a family member has sustained injuries or passed away due to a reckless driver, please call me today (209) 227-1931 for free, friendly advice. If you reside outside of the Modesto area, please contact me toll free at (800) 404-5400.

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