Amputation Injury Reported in Modesto Car Accident
I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury attorney. A Waterford man was driving his 1999 Ford Expedition along Highway 132 and Hopper Road east of Modesto on the afternoon of Saturday, April 21, 2018. At approximately 4:55 pm, the Ford was traveling at an unknown rate of speed when it reportedly lost control, drifted across the eastbound lanes and collided with a telephone pole located along the shoulder of the highway. The impact of the collision caused the Ford to overturn and come to a rest on its side near a vineyard. Authorities reported that the lower portion of the man’s right leg was amputated in the crash and the severed part was retrieved at the scene. Medical personnel transported the man and a female passenger to an area hospital for treatment. Sadly, the man succumbed to his injuries during hospitalization.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Mr. Chauvin during this difficult time. I would like to extend my best wishes for a swift and full recovery to the other individual injured in this traumatic accident.