Child, 4, Killed in Highway 26 Crash Between Murray and Jack Tone Roads
LINDEN, San Joaquin County (May 27, 2018) – A 4-year-old child was killed in a car accident Sunday morning on Highway 26, according to a local news source.
The traffic collision occurred at approximately 11:15 a.m. on the highway, between Murray and Jack Tone roads.
Deadly Head-On Car Crash in Linden
Preliminary investigation revealed an eastbound Toyota crashed head-on into a westbound gold Cadillac. The Cadillac reportedly veered into the opposite traffic, for reasons still under investigation. The impact forced the Toyota to rotate counterclockwise off the south side of the roadway and into a culvert where it struck a power pole and came to rest,
Officials mentioned the juvenile victim was restrained in a child safety seat in the back of a Toyota at the time of the accident. The force from the collision was apparently very severe that the child suffered fatal injuries, and was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene.
As per the article, the California Highway Patrol reported that a second child was involved in the wreck. The second juvenile was unharmed in the collision.
No details were disclosed on the condition of the Toyota driver, while the man behind the wheels of the involved Cadillac was transported to an area hospital for a complaint of pain.
The highway was shut down at the crash site for more than two hours to give way to the investigation.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, and our prayers to all the parties involved and their families in this difficult time.
Wrongful Death Lawyer
Based on this news report, there are still many unanswered questions in this deadly accident. Was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs a contributing factor? Did excessive speed or distracted driving play a role? Was a motorist involved 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 this specific case, the family members of the 4-year-old child killed may have the right to a wrongful death claim, pending results of the investigation. The surviving family of victims killed in auto collisions would potentially be entitled to seek recompense funeral costs, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim in a tragic car accident caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, we urge you to contact our experienced wrongful death lawyers as we are here to provide you with the advice and the guidance that you may need following a sudden traumatic accident. Contact Johnson Attorneys Group today at 855-703-4186 for a free consultation.
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