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Yosemite Boulevard Fatal Crash

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January 10, 2017
Edward Smith

Yosemite Boulevard Fatal Crash

Fatal Crash on Yosemite Blvd

Two vehicles were traveling along State Route 132 (SR-132) on the evening of Saturday, January 7, 2017. One of the vehicles veered into the path of an oncoming vehicle which caused a tragic automobile accident.

Sedan Crashes into Truck

A Mitsubishi sedan was traveling eastbound along Yosemite Boulevard near Empire at about 5:00 pm. The motorist of the Mitsubishi lost control of their vehicle and entered the opposite lane of travel with oncoming traffic approaching. One vehicle, a Dodge Ram pick-up truck, was unable to avoid the Mitsubishi. The Dodge Ram broadsided the Mitsubishi sedan which caused severe body damage to both vehicles.

Watch YouTube Video – By Modesto Bee – Fatal Accident on Yosemite

Viewer discretion is advised for the following video uploaded by the Modesto Bee. This video demonstrates the severe extent of this automobile accident. The video shows the airbag deployment in the Dodge Ram pick-up truck and the shattered windshield of the Mitsubishi sedan. The accident took place during wet road conditions which may be ruled as a factor in the traffic collision report.

Crews Assist Injured Occupants

When the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and fire crews arrived at the scene of the crash, they immediately assisted the injured occupants in the Mitsubishi sedan. The mangled Mitsubishi sedan caused the driver and passenger of the vehicle to be pinned inside the vehicle. Fire crews extricated the male driver out of the vehicle by using the jaws of life. Unfortunately, there was little they could do for the injured occupant in the passenger seat of the vehicle.

Crash Injures Sedan Driver and Passenger

The motorist of the Dodge Ram escaped injuries in this automobile accident. However, the male driver of the Mitsubishi sedan suffered major injuries in the crash. The driver was transported to the Doctors Medical Center in Modesto for treatment. Sadly, the passenger of the sedan sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

We extend our condolences to the passenger of the Mitsubishi sedan that passed away in this tragic automobile accident.

Driving in Inclement Conditions

It is critical for a driver to be aware of the risks of operating a motor vehicle in inclement conditions. Avoidance is the key strategy for driving in bad weather conditions. It is important for a driver to always drive with their headlights on, refrain from following other vehicles too closely and adjust their driving. Also, a driver must be focused on driving at all times, avoid distracted driving habits, and be aware of larger vehicles on the roadway. If a driver does not follow the safety precautions listed above, they may be found liable in the incident of an automobile crash.

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Image Source: By Steven Straiton from UK (California Highway Patrol) via Wikimedia Commons