3 Injured in Highway 59 Car Crash Near Rahilly Road
MERCED COUNTY (November 13, 2017) – Three were injured, one seriously, after a traffic collision on Highway 59 Monday morning, according to Merced Sun Star.
The accident involving four vehicles occurred at around 10 a.m. near Rahilly Road.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said three cars were stopped on the highway waiting for another motorist to make a turn on Rahilly Road when a 45-year-old Merced man driving a gray Dodge pickup truck north failed to stop for the traffic in front.
The pickup then collided with a a 2015 Honda CRV driven by a 55-year-old Dos Palos woman. The man was traveling at about 60 mph when he lost control of his truck, drove to the left side and struck all three vehicles.
The Dodge ended up in a drainage ditch. Its driver was unharmed.
CHP affirmed that the woman was taken to a hospital with major injuries. Her name and condition at this time remained unknown.
The two other motorists involved, a 27-year-old San Jose woman operating a 2017 Chevrolet and a 60-year-old Le Grange woman in a 2006 Honda van, complained of pain but were not hospitalized.
Authorities are still investigating the incident.
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It is expected for any motorists to be made aware and considerate of other people while traversing the road. Injury auto accidents occur when a person fails to focus on and fully comply with the safety precautions and traffic laws. Factors such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, excessive speed, distracted driving and negligence are being investigated at this time and authorities are gathering more information and evidence to determine liability.
Once the investigation is over and it proves that a negligent party has disregarded the safety of others and has led to the injury of other individuals, the victims may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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