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Stockton Wrong Way Driver Fatality

Stockton Wrong Way Driver Fatality

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Stockton Wrong Way Driver Fatality

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton auto accident attorney. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) indicates that wrong-way drivers are responsible for more than 3% of collisions on divided highways.  Although, the percentage is low, that particular type of crash is far more likely to cause catastrophic injuries and fatalities.

Deadly Wrong Crash in Stockton

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) investigated a wrong way motor vehicle accident that turned deadly along Alpine Road in an area just north of Highway 88.

What Happened?

CHP personnel indicated that a Lincoln was travelling in the northbound lane along Alpine Road at a high rate of speed.

A motorist in a Ford pickup was travelling in the southbound lane at approximately 40 miles per hour.

Suddenly, the Lincoln swerved into southbound lane of traffic and collided with the Ford pickup head on.

The man driving his vehicle in the wrong direction was fatally injured. The man’s name has not been released. He was described as a 20-year-old male.

Was the Other Driver Hurt?

The driver of the Ford pickup truck sustained minor injuries.

What Caused the Crash?

The cause of the crash is under investigation. It usually takes about ten days for the CHP to prepare a traffic collision report.  Preliminary information indicated that drugs and alcohol are not suspected to be the cause of the crash.

Sometimes speed in excess of that posted for a particular area can be a factor.

Other times, distracted driving can cause a motorist to veer out of his or her lane.

An experienced car accident lawyer can investigate the collision to assist in determining liability. This can really help for those who have been seriously injured or for the family members of those who have been tragically killed.

Stockton Car Accident and Wrongful Death Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton car accident lawyer. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or has lost their life in a traffic collision, please call me at (800) 404-5400 or (916) 921-6400 for free, friendly advice. I have been helping residents of Stockton recover compensation for their personal injuries and wrongful deaths since 1982.

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