Stockton Fatal Head-On Crash

Stockton Fatal Head-On Crash

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton personal injury attorney. A head-on crash took place along Highway 4 in Stockton during the morning hours of Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Unfortunately, the crash caused one victim to suffer major injuries and one victim to suffer fatal injuries.

What Happened?

A man was behind the wheel of his Ford F-150 driving westbound along Highway 4 in the vicinity of Stanley Road at about 6:30 am. For unknown reasons, the man’s truck veered into the oncoming lanes of travel. A Chevrolet Cavalier was traveling eastbound along Highway 4 and was unable to avoid the Ford truck. This resulted in a head-on crash.

What Caused the Crash?

It is too soon to know what caused this accident. A Traffic Collision Report generally takes 7 to 10 days to be released. Traffic reports can sometimes be inconclusive or contain an error in determining fault. It is crucial to have an experienced personal injury lawyer to conduct an independent examination of the events leading up to a vehicular crash to properly determine fault. A lawyer can assist those who have suffered injuries or have lost a loved one obtain compensation from the negligent motorist.

The driver of the Chevrolet Cavalier was identified as a 35-year-old man. He suffered traumatic injuries as a result of the head-on crash and was taken to the hospital for treatment. Sadly, the 54-year-old man driving the Ford F-150 suffered fatal injuries.

We extend our condolences to the family of the man that passed away in this tragic head-on crash.

Head-On Crashes

A head-on crash is a type of traffic accident where the front ends of two cars crash against one another from opposite directions. Head-on crashes are more severe in nature because the force of impact is doubled due to the rate of speed traveled by each vehicle. A victim that has been involved in a head-on crash may suffer traumatic, catastrophic or even fatal injuries.

Stockton Personal Injury Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton personal injury attorney. If you, or someone you love has suffered injuries resulting from a car accident, please contact me at (209) 227-1931 or free of toll at (800) 404-5400 for fast, free and friendly advice.

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