Edward Kalen, 55, Injured in Malicious 2-Car Collision
DATE OF COLLISION: Wednesday, August 29th
August 30, 2018- According to MyMotherLode, a major injury collision left four people hurt after two cars crashed head-on with each other on Highway 120 near Jacksonville Road.
CHP officials have determined that a Chevy van and a Dodge van were the involved vehicles at around 6:00 p.m.
Per the article, Edward Kalen, 55, of Copperopolis, had been headed westbound in the Chevy while James Sayer, 43, of New Zealand, had been driving on the wrong side of the road in westbound lanes going eastbound.
The two vehicles eventually collided leaving Kalen badly injured as he needed to be extricated from the Chevy via fire department personnel who used hydraulic tools to free him from injured. He was eventually airlifted to Memorial Medical Center.
New Zealand Resident Driver Drove on Wrong Side of Road
Meanwhile, Sayer and his two passengers were also injured and flown to separate hospitals.
Sayer was taken to Doctors Medical Center, a 37-year-old woman riding passenger was transported to Memorial Medical Center, and a 3-year-old boy was taken to UC Davis Med Center.
Police officials do not believe there to be the involvement of drugs or alcohol and have preliminarily concluded that the 43-year-old New Zealand man was likely accustomed to driving on the opposite side of the road and was likely confused triggering the wreck.
No further details have been disclosed.
Personal Injury Car Accident Lawyer
Based on the information provided, the Dodge van’s driver James Sayer will be held fully responsible for being determined to be the negligent party who caused the collision which resulted in the injuries inflicted to Mr. Edward Kalen.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing was indeed confirmed to have been a factor, Edward Kalen will be subject to personal injury lawsuits against Sayer. Personal injury car accident victims may seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, as well as, pain and suffering.
Contact our law firm today if you have been injured in an accident and are looking for legal counsel at 855-703-4186.
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