1 Killed in Oakdale Car Accident on Patterson Road Tuesday
OAKDALE (August 7, 2018) – A fatal traffic collision took place along Patterson Road on Tuesday evening, according to California Highway Patrol dispatch team.
The accident was reported shortly before 7:30 p.m. at 5311 Patterson Road.
CHP first logged the incident when for an unknown reason two vehicles collided head-on on Patterson Road, just east of Eleanor Avenue. The two vehicles involved were described as a Toyota Echo and a white Dodge Durango.
Car Crash on Patterson Road Near Eleanor Avenue in Oakdale
As per the report, the Toyota Echo was forced into the water, became stuck in muck pond with major front-end damage.
Fire department officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and confirmed that at least one person was killed as a result of the crash. The name of the deceased has not been yet released.
Meanwhile, both the eastbound and westbound lanes of Patterson Road were forced to shut down following the wreck. The cause of the incident remains under investigation.
We offer our prayers and sincerest thoughts to the family members and friends of the deceased during such a difficult time.
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A forensic examination of the two vehicles, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. Authorities will thoroughly look into the speed of each driver, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the cars, and whether or not one of the drivers was distracted or simply did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by both vehicles such as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this accident, the surviving family of the deceased will be granted the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party.
Family members of wrongful death victims are entitled to seek a recompense for the funeral costs, loss of future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim of an auto accident caused by a negligent individual, we encourage you to call Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and bring our expertise to your case. Contact our experienced wrongful death lawyer today at 855-703-4186 for a free consultation.
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