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12 July 2017 By James M. Johnson 0 comments

Jaime Pena Livingston Crash at Highway 140 and Weir Avenue

Livingston Head-on Crash at Highway 140 and Weir AvenueJaime Pena and Jose Avelino Injured in Livingston Car Accident

LIVINGSTON (July 12, 2017)- According to the California Highway Patrol, a head-on collision was reported Wednesday at or near the crossroads of Highway 140 and Weir Avenue.

The crash involved two vehicles at approximately 10:00 a.m.

In an article by Merced Sun Star, CHP said 25-year-old Jose Avelino was driving a2015 Toyota Yaris eastbound when for an unknown reason he allowed to cross the center lines.

The Merced man then collided head-on with a 2002 Toyota Sienna driven by 33-year-old Jaime Pena, of Atwater.

Avelino was airlifted to Doctor’s Medical Center in Modesto, while Pena was taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital Los Banos. Both men were seriously injured but are expected to survive.

CHP told Merced Sun Star that alcohol and drugs did not play a role in the incident. Authorities proceed with their investigation.

Both Valley Towing and TNB Towing helped remove the involved vehicles off the road.

JAG Founder James Johnson has handled several car accident cases where victim have been injured on Highway 140 also referred to as Central Yosemite Highway. There have been numerous documented major injury accidents over the course of the past few years. The importance of driving without distraction and with complete awareness is integral when traveling on Highway 140. JAG Founder James Johnson recently settled an accident case where a victim was badly injured in a collision on Highway 140 near Lincoln Boulevard as he is very familiar with the road itself and its dangers.

There will be some unanswered questions that need to be resolved to figure out what happened leading up to this accident. Was either 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.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident in the Merced County area, contact our personal injury auto accident lawyers at the Johnson Attorneys Group at 800-235-6801.



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