Truck Accident Injures Man Near Merced County

Truck Accident Injures Man Near Merced County

Truck Accident Injures Man Near Merced County

I’m Ed Smith, a Merced personal injury attorney. A truck accident occurred in a rural area of Merced County on the morning of March 17, 2018. Unfortunately, the collision caused a man to suffer serious injuries.

We hope and pray for a speedy and full recovery for the man that suffered significant harm in this tragic accident.

What Happened?

A 25-year-old man was driving his 2013 Chevrolet Cruze southbound along Highway 165 in the vicinity of Westside Boulevard at approximately 9:20 am. For unknown reasons, the Chevrolet reportedly drifted into the northbound lane of travel and into the path of a 2008 International tractor-trailer. The big rig, which was hauling an empty tank trailer at the time, allegedly attempted to veer to the right to avoid a car accident but was unsuccessful. The Chevrolet collided with the left rear tire of the big rig, resulting in a severe crash.

Nature of Injuries

First responders were dispatched to the scene of the truck accident to assist the motorist of the Chevrolet. The driver was transported via air ambulance to the Memorial Medical Center in Modesto for treatment of major injuries. An update on his condition has not yet been released to the public by officials.


Officials from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) have not issued a cause of the accident as of this writing. The big rig driver was not detained or cited by officials that day. However, it is unknown whether alcohol or drugs played as factors in the crash.

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Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Large commercial trucks present unique dangers to standard size vehicles and their passengers due to their overwhelming size. Truck accidents can occur for a myriad of reasons such as:

Trucking companies are responsible for ensuring adequate driver training, proper licensing and regularly maintained trucks. Failure to do so can result in serious injuries or even death to innocent victims involved.

Injuries from Truck Accidents

Accidents between motor vehicles and large commercial trucks oftentimes result in serious injuries. Some of the injuries commonly sustained in truck accidents include:

Medical bills can mount for those who have suffered significant injuries in an accident with a negligent truck driver. If you or a family member has experienced this, it is important to contact an experienced Merced truck accident lawyer to secure fair compensation for your losses.

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Merced Personal Injury Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a Merced personal injury attorney. Accidents involving large commercial trucks have the potential to cause life-altering damages. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in a truck accident where negligence was a factor, please contact me at (209) 227-1931 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.

Since 1982, I have helped families of Merced with retrieving just restitution for their traumatic injury and wrongful death claims.

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