Accident Injures Three Near Merced — A car accident in an unincorporated area just outside Merced left three parties injured on November 15, 2018. The crash happened shortly after 5:00 in the evening near the intersection of Business Park Way and Santa Fe Drive. A Merced man was driving a Ford pickup truck westbound along Santa Fe Drive when an eastbound Chevrolet Equinox turned left and crashed into the truck. The Chevrolet driver, identified as an Atwater woman, and her two passengers all complained of pain following the accident. The two passengers remained at the scene while the Chevrolet driver was taken to the Mercy Medical Center for treatment. An update regarding her condition has not yet been released by officials.
Merced Auto Accident Injures Two — A woman crashed into a tree after attempting to flee from the scene of an auto accident in Merced on November 5, 2018. The collision occurred shortly after 5:00 in the afternoon at the intersection of Olive Avenue and McKee Road. A Honda was slowing for the northbound stop sign at the intersection when the driver was rear-ended by a pickup truck. The Honda driver pulled over to exchange information when the motorist in the truck reportedly drove away from the scene. The truck driver sped off to Silverado Avenue moments before striking a tree at the intersection of McKee Avenue. According to officials, the driver of the Honda suffered a neck injury while the woman in the truck sustained a facial injury. However, authorities said neither of the injuries sustained were believed to be life-threatening.
Neck Injuries and Car Accidents
Merced County Accident Fatality
Merced County Accident Fatality — Recently, a motor vehicle accident in Merced County claimed the life of a Winton man. The accident occurred at approximately 5:42 in the morning at the intersection of Mercedes Avenue and Shaffer Road, just north of Winton. A 1989 Toyota pickup truck driven by a 30-year-old man was traveling southbound along Shaffer Road. The man’s truck was approaching the intersection, which had no stop sign according to authorities. At the same time, a 41-year-old Winton woman driving a 2014 Toyota Corolla was traveling eastbound along Mercedes Avenue and approached a stop sign at the intersection. For unknown reasons, the Toyota Corolla driver turned right onto Shaffer Road in the direct path of the Toyota truck. The motorist of the Toyota truck was unable to stop in time to avoid an accident and collided with the right front side of the Toyota Corolla. The impact of the collision caused the truck to overturn and ejected one passenger from the vehicle. Sadly, the passenger suffered fatal injuries at the scene. Officials have identified the victim as 24-year-old Jesus Lopez of Winton. A GoFundMe account has been established to help raise funds for his funeral and burial expenses.
Rollover Accident Injures Two Near Merced County
Rollover Accident Injures Two Near Merced County. Recently, two pickup trucks were involved in an accident in Merced County. At approximately 10:00 in the morning, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) responded to the scene of a rollover accident along Highway 140 in the vicinity of Massasso Street. A man driving a Dodge pickup truck was traveling eastbound along the highway when he was unable to stop in time to avoid a slowed Ford F-150 pickup truck in front of him, resulting in a rear-end collision. The impact caused the Dodge to roll over off the side of the roadway. The Ford was propelled into the shoulder of the highway and sustained severe rear-end damage as a result. Emergency crews responding to the scene stated that the Dodge driver reported injuries but declined medical care while the Ford driver was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. An update on the conditions of both drivers involved in the collision has not yet been released by officials.
Three Injured Following Merced Car Accident
Three Injured Following Merced Car Accident. A head-on collision in north Merced left three people with injuries on August 21, 2018. At approximately 3:00 in the afternoon, a driver of a Chevrolet Silverado was traveling eastbound along Buena Vista Drive when they lost control of the pickup truck. The Chevrolet veered into the oncoming traffic lane and collided with a westbound Honda Odyssey van. Crews from the Merced City Fire Department were called to the scene to extricate the Honda driver who was reportedly pinned under the dashboard due to the collision. Medical personnel transported the Chevrolet driver and an adolescent passenger of the Honda to area hospitals for treatment. The Honda driver suffered a serious leg injury and was taken by air ambulance to a hospital in Modesto for treatment. Officials have not yet released updates regarding the conditions of the victims.
Major Injuries Reported in Merced County Rollover Accident
I’m Ed Smith, a Merced car accident lawyer. A rollover accident in Merced County left the driver and a passenger with major injuries on August 16, 2018. At approximately 3:40 in the afternoon, a 34-year-old man was driving his F-150 pickup truck northbound along Highway 99 in the vicinity of Le Grand Road. For unknown reasons, the Ford veered off of the roadway and overturned several times. The impact of the collision reportedly ejected the driver and a 27-year-old female passenger out of the truck, causing both parties to suffer serious injuries at the scene. An air ambulance was called to the scene to transport both victims to area hospitals for immediate treatment. An update on the conditions of the victims involved in the crash has not yet been released by officials.
Drowsy Driving Suspected in Merced Car Accident
I’m Ed Smith, a Merced car accident lawyer. A driver reportedly fell asleep at the wheel and caused a multi-vehicle accident near Merced on August 1, 2018. At approximately 3:00 in the afternoon, a driver of a white Lexus sedan was traveling westbound along Yosemite Avenue when they allowed their vehicle to veer across all lanes of traffic. The Lexus later struck an eastbound Lincoln SUV moments before colliding with a white Dodge Durango, causing that Dodge to overturn as a result. The Lexus driver and four occupants of the Lincoln SUV were uninjured in the crash while the driver and child of the Dodge were transported to an area hospital as a safety precaution for possible injuries.
Drunk Driving Accident Injures Passengers Near Merced
I’m Ed Smith, a Merced car accident lawyer. Recently, two passengers suffered severe injuries in a single vehicle accident allegedly caused by a drunk driver. The collision occurred at approximately 5:50 in the morning along Merced Falls Road in the vicinity of Highway 59 just north of Merced where a Honda Civic veered off the roadway and crashed into a tree. The Honda driver reported minor injuries while his front seat passenger suffered a rib fracture, facial lacerations, and a broken leg and his rear passenger sustained a dental injury. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the Honda driver, identified as an 18-year-old Merced man, was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence.
Merced County Drunk Driving Accident Injures Four
I’m Ed Smith, a Merced car accident lawyer. Recently, a 20-year-old Delhi woman allegedly caused an accident while under the influence of alcohol that caused injury to three other parties. The collision occurred along Highway 99 in the vicinity of Shanks Road near Delhi where a woman was driving her 2009 Toyota Corolla southbound in the northbound lanes of the highway. While traveling against the flow of traffic, her Toyota sideswiped a 1998 Dodge Durango SUV moments before colliding head-on with a 2008 Nissan Altima sedan. The impact of the collision caused the Toyota and Nissan to veer out of control and strike the center median, which left occupants of both vehicles with serious injuries.
Young Boy Injured in Merced County Accident
I’m Ed Smith, a Merced car accident lawyer. A recent car accident near Delhi left a 2-year-old with major injuries. At approximately 10:45 in the morning, a 25-year-old Winton woman was driving her 1998 Chevrolet Astro van northbound along Highway 99 in the vicinity of Shanks Road when she felt a vibration coming from her vehicle and applied her brakes. While doing so, the woman lost control of her vehicle and veered to the right of the roadway, causing the vehicle to go up an embankment and overturn between the highway and the off-ramp for Shanks Road. The woman’s 2-year-old boy was reportedly ejected from the vehicle and trapped under the vehicle a short time before a Good Samaritan stopped to move the vehicle and free the adolescent. The young boy was transported via air ambulance to the Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera for treatment of serious injuries. Officials have not yet publicly released an update on his condition.