4 Adults, 2 Children Hurt in Head-on Crash in Mariposa County
MARIPOSA COUNTY, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2019) — A head-on collision was reported on Christmas Eve on Highway 140 at Mt. Bullion Cutoff Road in Mariposa County.
The collision took place during a light rain about 8:41 p.m. Four adults and two children suffered minor to moderate injuries in the collision between two motorists, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Dawn Ross, 65, of Mariposa, was reportedly driving a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban eastbound on Highway 140 when her vehicle collided with a westbound 2016 Lexus NX 200 driven by Thomas Standen, 40, of Madera. Ross had one passenger in her car and Standen’s vehicle had a woman and two children on board.
As traffic began to slow ahead of her, Ross reportedly hit the brakes of her Chevolet and made a turning movement as she lost control of the vehicle. The Suburban crossed into over into oncoming traffic where it struck the Lexus head-on. The impact caused the Lexus to overturn onto its roof.
Thomas Standen and Andrew Standen, 9, were both taken by ambulance to Doctors Hospital in Modesto for treatment of moderate and minor injuries respectively.
Jill Standen, 39, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Emmanuel Hospital in Turlock along with Lilian Standen, 12, who had moderate injuries.
Dawn Ross and Jack Ross, 74, both of Mariposa, were taken to Mercy Community Hospital in Merced for treatment of moderate and minor injuries respectively.
Mariposa County Crash Liability
Police are investigating the cause of this crash, but based on the facts presented it appears that the driver of the Suburban will be held responsible. It does not appear that criminal charges are going to be filed, but the family who was riding in the Lexus may have grounds for a civil claim to recover their financial losses.
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Those of us at Johnson Attorneys Group wish all those hurt a speedy recovery.