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Two-Vehicle Collision Claims Life of Ceres Man in Modesto

Nadine Avenue Collision Caused When Driver Attempts a U-Turn

A two-vehicle collision in Modesto on May 2 resulted in the death of one person. The collision claimed the life of a 76-year-old resident of Ceres at around 12:05 p.m. along Nadine Avenue, which is west of Musick Avenue. According to the police report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the man was in his Nissan sedan and had stopped along the curb of Nadine Avenue going eastbound and didn’t spot a Honda sedan, which pulled out to perform a U-turn and broadsided the Nissan. 

Additional Information About the Fatal Two-Vehicle Collision

The driver of the Nissan was not wearing a seat restraint at the time of the collision. Although he was transported to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, he died of his injuries. Information regarding the identity of the deceased man has not been released pending notification of the family. 

Accident Under Investigation by Authorities

The driver of the Honda was said to be a 23-year-old Modesto resident and a passenger of the same age and residency. Neither were injured in the two-vehicle collision. Authorities believe that neither drugs nor alcohol was a factor in the crash. The accident is currently under investigation.

The Loss of a Loved One in a Two-Vehicle Collision

The loss of a loved one is a heartbreaking experience. It can affect the family even more if that accident wouldn’t have happened except for another person’s negligence. Although family members usually don’t think of filing a wrongful death claim at first, they often realize that this is one way to help bring closure to their loss and help bring them a sense of justice.

Conducting an Investigation Into a Two-Vehicle Collision

A wrongful death investigation is held the same way as other personal injuries. Evidence must be gathered to prove that the at-fault person or entity responsible was negligent. Some of the ways in which our investigative team works toward this include:

  • The investigators look over the police report to ensure its accuracy. Mistakes can affect the client’s claim.
  • Accident reconstruction is performed, which shows how the crash occurred and the positioning of the vehicles. This type of evidence is used by insurance companies and also in court.
  • The witnesses to the two-vehicle collision are interviewed to get their statements on how the collision happened. 
  • Traffic, roadway, and business surveillance cameras can be a helpful source of evidence in a two-vehicle collision. 

Helping a Grieving Family Following the Demise of a Loved One

When a loved one has been lost, some people are unsure of how to help and offer comfort. There are some suggestions below that might help:

  • Write, send a card, phone or send flowers to the funeral service to let the family know you are thinking about them during this period of deep grief.
  • If it is permitted, visit the family for a short period of time. During this time of confusion and sorrow, having a good listener around is important. It is one of the ways a grieving person works through the stages – by talking.
  • Offer to run errands such as picking up groceries or medicine or taking the children to and from school.
  • Send over some food, whether it’s prepared at home or ordered.
  • Remember that their sorrow continues after the end-of-life services are completed. Be there for them, and keep in frequent touch.

Modesto Car Accident Lawyer

I am Ed Smith, a Modesto car accident lawyer. When a loved one dies due to the actions of a negligent driver, the family may want to find out about filing a wrongful death claim. If you would like my free and friendly advice, please call me at (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400. An online form to message me is available also.

Since 1982, my legal team and I have successfully handled many traffic accidents, claims involving wrongful deaths, and others. 

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