Articles Tagged with Manteca Wrongful Death Lawyer

Cyclist Killed in Manteca Hit and Run Accident

A cyclist was killed after a hit and run accident in Manteca, CA on the night of January 5, 2020. The bicycle accident occurred around 11:15 p.m. along the 1100 block of South Main Street. Officers from the Manteca Police Department were called to the scene of the crash. Upon their arrival, the driver involved in the collision reportedly fled the scene, and Good Samaritans removed the injured cyclist from the road.  Authorities rendered first aid and life-saving measures on the injured cyclist. Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The San Joaquin County Coroner’s Office has identified the decedent as Andrew Martinez, 31, of Manteca. The driver responsible for the hit and run was later tracked down by police and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on charges of felony DUI, felony hit and run, and vehicular manslaughter. A GoFundMe page has been created on behalf of Mr. Martinez’s family to help cover his funeral expenses.

Former Modesto City Councilman Killed in Manteca Crash

A former Modesto City Councilman was killed in a crash near Manteca on the afternoon of December 16, 2019. The truck accident occurred shortly after 12:00 p.m. on eastbound Highway 120 just west of Highway 99. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Stockton-Area office reported that a man driving a Freightliner tractor-trailer reportedly failed to slow for traffic conditions and rear-ended a Chevrolet pickup and a Dodge SUV. The driver of the Dodge and two passengers riding in that SUV were taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The Freightliner driver also suffered minor injuries but declined medical transport. The driver of the Chevrolet was transported to San Joaquin General Hospital with serious injuries. Sadly, he was later pronounced deceased during hospitalization. The San Joaquin County Coroner’s Office has identified the decedent as 53-year-old Dave Lopez, a former councilman for the city of Modesto.

Pedestrian Accident Claims Life in Manteca

A woman died in a pedestrian accident with a vehicle in Manteca on August 30 during the early morning hours. Authorities with the Manteca Police Department are investigating the accident, which occurred along Airport Way between East Lovelace Road and Daisywood Drive shortly after 6:30 in the morning. The police reported that the woman had suffered severe injuries from the accident and was pronounced dead by medics at the crash scene. 

I’m Ed Smith, a Manteca wrongful death lawyer. A 48-year-old Manteca man passed away after he collided with a vehicle that was exiting out of a driveway while riding his motorcycle in Manteca on August 11, 2018. The motorcycle accident occurred along the 1800 block of East Yosemite Avenue shortly before noon when a Toyota Corolla reportedly pulled out of the El Rancho Mobile Home Park in front of an oncoming motorcyclist. The rider was unable to stop in time and struck the front corner panel and driver’s side door of the Toyota. Several bystanders attempted to render aid to the injured rider until emergency personnel arrived. Sadly, their efforts were unsuccessful as the victim succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Officials have withheld his identity due to a pending notification of family members.

We are deeply saddened by the news of this tragic accident and would like to take this time to extend our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of the victim.

Motorcycle Accident Fatally Injures Manteca Woman

Motorcycle Accident Fatally Injures Manteca Woman

I’m Ed Smith, a Manteca wrongful death lawyer. A Manteca woman suffered catastrophic injuries in a motorcycle accident near Oakdale on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Sadly, the cyclist passed away from her injuries during hospitalization following the accident.


Pedestrian Accident Kills Manteca Woman

I’m Ed Smith, a Manteca personal injury lawyer lawyer. A woman was walking in Manteca during the midnight hour of Monday, June 12, 2017. The woman was hit by an oncoming car. Sadly, the pedestrian accident fatally injured the woman.

 Big Rig Crash Kills Manteca Residents

Big Rig Crash Kills Manteca Residents

I’m Ed Smith, a Manteca wrongful death attorney. During the morning hours of Saturday, December 31, 2016, two vehicles were involved in an automobile accident along the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Bakersfield. Moments after the initial car accident, a big rig crashed into both vehicles which caused a chain-reaction of crashes along this stretch of the freeway. Unfortunately, the big rig that crashed into one of the vehicles involved in the initial crash caused the occupants to suffer fatal injuries.

Fatal 120 Manteca Accident 

On Monday, October 3, 2016, a fatal trucking accident occurred on State Route 120 around 5:10 p.m., in what the California Highway Patrol (CHP) described as a horrific chain reaction crash.