1 Seriously Injured in Chico Head-On Crash on Highway 32
CHICO (May 29, 2018) – A traffic collision along Highway 32 killed one driver and seriously injured another last week, May 23, according to Action News Now and Oroville MR.
The deadly accident took place at about 1:20 p.m. on Highway 32 in the area of Meridian Road and near Hamilton Nord Cana Highway.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said an Infiniti sedan was traveling west on Highway 32 when it slammed into a fence and then crossed into the oncoming eastbound lane.
Car Crash on Highway 32 and Meridian Road in Chico
The car ultimately collided head-on with a Dodge Durango. The male motorist in the Infiniti was allegedly seen driving recklessly and was S-curving in and out of the westbound and eastbound lanes prior to impact.
CHP affirmed that the alleged reckless driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Butte County Coroner’s Office identified him as 66-year-old Enrique Mendoza, of Hamilton City.
Meanwhile, the operator of the Dodge was immediately transported to Enloe Medical Center in Chico to be treated for major injuries. The name and condition of the patient at this time remained unknown.
The incident remains under investigation.
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Based on the news reports, the motorist in the Infiniti sedan was seen driving recklessly before the fatal collision. Authorities are still investigating the wreck to identify the liability in the crash. The investigation will determine whether or not driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs was a factor and whether or not excessive speed or distracted driving played a role.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this accident, the injured and not held responsible for causing the collision will possess the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. The claim will include the compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income, property damage and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been involved in an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, contact our experienced personal injury lawyer to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and fight aggressively for your legal rights. Give us a call for a free case consultation at 855-703-4186.
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