Woman, 19, Killed in Le Grand Car Accident, Wednesday
LE GRAND (September 29, 2017)- According to the Merced Sun-Star, a deadly collision sadly left a young woman with fatal injuries Wednesday evening on northbound Highway 99.
California Highway Patrol officials were notified of the collision at precisely 5:50 p.m. right near where Silveria Way and Buchanan Hollow Road intersect.
Alexis Medina, 20, of Merced, was the alleged driver of a 2005 Honda Civic who allowed his vehicle to drift to the right-hand shoulder before losing complete control of the vehicle. Medina’s vehicle overturned multiple times.
Both Medina and his passenger, a 19-year-old woman of Chowchilla, were lodged inside the vehicle requiring the assistance of emergency service personnel who were able to eventually remove both occupants.
Per the Merced Sun-Star, the 19-year-old woman tragically did not survive and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, Medina suffered minor injuries and was transported to a hospital for his injuries.
No further details have been provided as this story will be updated once the victim’s name is released.
Merced Wrongful Death Lawyer
Based on this news report, the driver of the involved vehicle, Alexis Medina Esqueda, will ultimately be held responsible for causing the accident and the tragic passing of his passenger. There are still several unanswered questions here. Was the driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs? Did excessive speed or distracted driving play a role? Was the driver negligent in any other way? We trust officials are looking into these and other factors in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, injured accident victims who are not held liable are entitled to a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault parties seeking compensation for damages including medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been involved in a fatal accident in Merced County and you are left unsure on what necessary steps today, contact us today at 800-235-6801.
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