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Merced Intersection Accident Injures Four

An intersection accident in Merced left four parties injured on the morning of March 9, 2019. The incident occurred at approximately 11:50 a.m. at the intersection of Loughborough Drive and R Street, just in front of the Target store. A driver of a Ford Fusion reportedly rear-ended a Toyota Prius at the intersection. The impact of the collision propelled the Toyota forward into an SUV and another vehicle. Four parties suffered unspecified injuries in the car wreck and were all transported to a local hospital for treatment. An update regarding the condition of those injured was not immediately available.

Merced County Head-On Crash

A sports utility vehicle and a pickup truck were involved in a Merced County head-on crash on February 20, 2019. The incident occurred along Santa Fe Drive near Merced. A driver of a 2000 GMC pickup truck was traveling eastbound along Santa Fe Drive when his vehicle entered the oncoming traffic lane. The GMC then collided head-on with a westbound 2011 Ford Escape SUV. The impact of the collision caused the GMC to come to a rest blocking both lanes of the road while the Ford overturned off the roadway. Medical personnel responding to the scene transported the GMC driver to a local hospital for treatment of an ankle fracture. The Ford driver was also taken to the hospital to receive treatment for arm and facial abrasions. The passengers of the Ford, a 6-month-old boy, and a 2-year-old boy, were uninjured in the collision. An update regarding the conditions of those injured in the head-on collision has not yet been released by officials.

A recent Merced County injury accident at Highway 33/140 and Sullivan Road near Gustine left three parties injured. A 42-year-old Gustine resident was driving a 2012 Honda Accord sedan southbound along the highway. At the same time, a 47-year-old Los Banos man was driving a 1995 Dodge minivan eastbound along Sullivan Road. For unknown reasons, the Dodge driver reportedly ran a stop sign and entered the path of the Honda. This resulted in a two-vehicle collision. The Dodge driver was transported via air ambulance to a hospital in Modesto, and his passenger was taken to a hospital in Los Banos, both for treatment of unknown injuries. The Honda driver was also hospitalized for a complaint of pain. Officials have not yet released an update regarding the conditions of those injured in the auto accident.

Common Causes of Auto Accidents

Merced Pedestrian Accident Fatality

A Merced pedestrian accident fatality occurred on the evening of December 28 near 18th Street and G Street. A woman was walking in the area when she was hit by an oncoming vehicle at approximately 6:00 in the evening. The driver of the car involved reportedly fled the scene following the incident, leaving the woman behind to succumb to her injuries. Officials have identified the decedent as 50-year-old Natalia Wood of Merced.

Pedestrian Suffers Major Injuries in Merced Hit and Run

Pedestrian Suffers Major Injuries in Merced Hit and Run

I’m Ed Smith, a Merced personal injury attorney. A local man suffered serious injuries following a hit and run accident in Merced on July 5, 2018. Shortly after midnight, the man was riding his skateboard with a friend to a local convenience store along the 2000 block of R Street when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle, whose driver reportedly fled the scene following the collision. Emergency personnel was dispatched to the scene where they later found the victim unresponsive in the roadway. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was listed in critical condition the following day. Family members of the victim say that their loved one may face a long road to recovery as he suffered numerous bone fractures from his head to his legs.

Auto Accident Injures Three Near Merced County

Auto Accident Injures Three Near Merced County

I’m Ed Smith, a Merced personal injury attorney. Officers from the Merced California Highway Patrol (CHP) responded to the scene of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Arboleda Road and Highway 140 on April 18, 2018. At the location, they discovered an overturned Chevrolet Tahoe SUV and a Chrysler minivan with front-end damage. The Chrysler driver informed the officers that he had been traveling westbound along Highway 140. He said he did not stop his vehicle at a controlled four-way sign. The Chrysler allegedly collided with the passenger side of the Chevrolet, which entered the intersection after stopping at the marked limit line.

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Dangers of Reckless Driving

I’m Ed Smith, a Merced auto accident attorney. Have you ever encountered or witnessed reckless driving during your commute on the road? Reckless driving is becoming a problem in modern day society due to lack of efforts through acknowledgement. If the problem remains unaddressed, the new generation of drivers alongside the older generation will encounter endless accidents involving reckless driving.


Merced County Fatal Pedestrian Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Merced auto accident attorney. In Merced County on the night of Sunday, January 1, 2017, a pedestrian was struck by two different cars while trying to cross Highway 99. Sadly, the pedestrian passed away at the scene as a result of his injuries.


Dangers of Distracted Driving

I’m Ed Smith, a Merced auto accident attorney. Have you ever taken a drive down the road or freeway and have noticed a driver that fails to stay in their lane due to distracted driving habits such as texting? Distracted driving behaviors, which seem minor to some and major to others, can lead to the risks of automobile accidents that can cause traumatic and even fatal injuries to victims subject to these types of instances.