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Infant and Mother Killed in Interstate 5 Accident Near Stockton

An infant was killed in a car accident with a San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department patrol vehicle on Interstate 5 near Stockton on the night of December 14, 2019. The incident occurred shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Interstate 5 northbound near the Charter Way interchange, just southwest of Stockton. A mother and child were traveling in a Ford sedan in the No. 3 lane. Authorities reported that the Ford was being followed by the patrol vehicle when, for unknown reasons, the Ford was rear-ended by the sheriff’s car. The impact of the collision propelled the Ford to the right of the roadway. This reportedly caused the Ford to travel down an embankment, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The deputy exited his vehicle to extricate the infant from the Ford and performed life-saving measures. The mother was also removed from the Ford by Good Samaritans, who also began CPR on her. After medical personnel arrived, both the deputy and the mother were transported to the hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. The deputy was later discharged from hospitalization, while officials reported that the mother remained in critical condition. The infant, identified as a 1-year-old boy, was airlifted to a children’s hospital. Sadly, the mother and the baby later passed away during hospitalization. The San Joaquin County Coroner’s Office has identified the mother as 23-year-old Kalesha Johnson of Stockton.

Stockton Holiday Event Calendar – December 2019

Stockton is a strong community for fun, new, and diverse experiences, and the city certainly doesn’t hold back on the holiday season. The holiday spirit is in the air, and the city festivities should be in your calendar! Fill up your free time this season with any (or all) of the upcoming activities listed below. I have found some local events that anyone can enjoy alone, with family, friends, or a significant other. All you have to do is look at the December 2019 Stockton community event calendar and decide which one you will be attending.

Two Killed in Eight Mile Road Crash Near Stockton

Two minors were tragically killed, and eight others were injured in a crash at Eight Mile Road and King Island Road in Stockton on the afternoon of November 22, 2019. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the collision occurred around 3:45 p.m. when a driver of a 2006 Toyota Sienna van reportedly lost control and swerved off the roadway. Officials said the Toyota overturned and came to a rest on its roof in the water near White Slough, a canal in San Joaquin County. Ten individuals were in the Toyota at the time of the car accident, ranging from 13 to 17-years-old. Eight of those parties were transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries described as minor to moderate. Sadly, a 14-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl succumbed to their injuries. A GoFundMe page has been created by the family of the 12-year-old girl to help cover her final resting expenses.

Woman Suffers Major Injuries in Stockton Accident

A woman suffered major injuries in a Stockton accident on October 22. The crash between two vehicles occurred near French Camp Road on Interstate 5 southbound at about 6:50 in the morning. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the Stockton accident involved two vehicles. They were said to be a Hyundai Santa Fe and an undescribed second vehicle. At the time of this report, authorities have not said why or how the Stockton accident occurred, although an active investigation is ongoing. One person involved in the crash suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation and treatment. There is no word whether alcohol or drugs were suspected. 

Stockton Car Accident Fatality

A head-on collision in Stockton claimed the life of a man on November 15, 2018. The accident occurred shortly before 11:30 in the evening along Eight Mile Road in the vicinity of Stony Gorge Drive. A preliminary report by the Stockton Police Department suggested that one of the vehicles involved had overturned several times. Sadly, the driver of the overturned vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency responders. Officials have identified the victim as Gurshan Kooner, a 30-year-old Yreka resident.

Older Drivers Safety

Older Drivers Safety

Older Drivers Safety – As people age, their body changes with them. During the elderly years, this could mean a loss in visual acuity, a decrease in reflexes, and issues with memory. This all plays a role in someone’s ability to operate a motor vehicle safely and may impact the chances of an auto accident occurring. Whether it is bumper scratches or a serious multi-car accident, every car accident carries with it the opportunity of sustaining multiple injuries. According to some statistics published by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA):

Safety Tips for Driving in Autumn

Autumn is the season with a beautiful spectrum of colorful foliage. It is also a time for carving pumpkins, getting lost in corn mazes, and building bonfires. However, this time of the year can create unique dangers on the road due to increased traffic flow and weather conditions transitioning in the fall. Being prepared and adjusting your driving habits is essential for driving safely in the months to come.

One Killed in San Joaquin County Car Accident

Traffic was blocked off along Highway 4 west of Stockton due to a fatal car accident on August 9, 2018. Preliminary reports by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) suggested that the collision occurred shortly after 8:30 in the morning near Victoria Island. The motorist of a 1998 Lexus sedan reportedly pulled out from the shoulder of the roadway and lost control. The Lexus then sideswiped another vehicle, continued to veer out of control, and struck another car. The impact of the collision caused the Lexus to crash into an irrigation canal in the area. Unfortunately, the Lexus driver succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Authorities have not yet released his identity due to pending notification of next-of-kin.

July 2018 Events for Stockton

July 2018 Events for Stockton

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton car accident lawyer. The first half of 2018 has already flown by much too quickly, and you may be wondering where the time has gone. Did you spend enough time with your family and friends? Did you spend too many days working overtime at your day job? The best time to start creating cherished memories with your loved ones is today. To make sure you never run out of fun ways to spend your time, I have compiled a list of upcoming events in Stockton during July 2018.

Injuries and Recoverable Damages in a Stockton Car Accident

Injuries and Recoverable Damages in a Stockton Car Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton car accident lawyer. There were more than 490,000 motor vehicle accidents in California in 2016, resulting in 278,585 injuries and 3,802 fatalities. This represents a 28 percent increase over the previous three years. While an improved economy and good weather entice people to get out and about, the risk of a collision is always there. Because 94 percent of all traffic collisions are due to the negligence of a driver or other entity, learning what actions lead to accidents can help.