Passenger Ampelio Contreras, 59, Victim in Rollover Crash
DATE OF COLLISION: Thursday, August 2nd
August 3, 2018- According to the Merced Sun-Star, a deadly solo vehicle rollover crash was reported during the early evening on last night on La Grange Road near Merced Falls Road.
At roughly 5:00 p.m., the driver of 2006 Chevy pickup ID’d as Eduardo Ruiz-Rosales, 48, of Tulare, had been headed southbound accompanied by passenger Ampelio Contreras, 59, of Woodlake. For unknown reasons, Ruiz-Rosales allowed his vehicle to begin drifting over into northbound traffic lanes and jerked the steering wheel to avoid a collision which caused the pickup to veer off the road and rollover down an embankment.
Ampelio Contreras was tragically pronounced dead at the scene, per the article.
Meanwhile, Ruiz-Rosales sustained minor injuries and was transported to a hospital via ambulance.
California Highway Patrol officials confirmed both men were wearing seatbelts and that neither drugs or alcohol were factors.
All of us at Johnson Attorneys Group offer our sincere condolences to the family of Ampelio Contreras whose life was lost in this tragedy.
Tulare County Wrongful Death Attorney
Based on the information provided, the vehicle’s driver will be held fully responsible for driving under the influence which resulted in the death of his passenger.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the surviving family members of Ampelio Contreras will be entitled to a wrongful death claim against the driver. Wrongful death victims may seek compensation for damages including funeral costs, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a car accident, contact our experienced Tulare County wrongful death and personal injury lawyers today at 855-703-4186 and allow us to provide you with the advice and guidance needed.
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