Ryan Lima Jr. and Robert Fletcher Badly Injured in Car Accident at Beckwith and Dakota
DATE OF COLLISION: Wednesday, January 2nd
January 3, 2019 – Two men were severely injured in a traffic collision Wednesday morning at the intersection of Beckwith Road and North Dakota Avenue.
Auto VS Truck Crash Wednesday in Salida
According to the Modesto Bee, a Chevrolet Suburban broadsided for an unknown reason a tractor-trailer rig at the crossing around 3:50 a.m. The impact caused the Chevrolet to be pinned underneath the trailer, officials said.
Shortly after the incident, authorities identified the Chevy driver as 25-year-old Robert Fletcher, of Modesto, and the passenger as 20-year-old Ryan Lima Jr., of Salida.
Medical teams reportedly transported Fletcher to Doctors Medical Center, while Lima Jr. was taken to Memorial Medical Center. Both parties appeared to have suffered major injuries as a result of the crash, but their conditions at this time remained unclear.
Meanwhile, the operator of the truck involved was apparently unharmed in the wreck.
Investigators handling the case continue to work to determine exactly how and why the collision happened.
Personal Injury Lawyer
California Highway Patrol will carry out a forensic examination of both the SUV and the truck involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators draw up a firm conclusion for what happened. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with either vehicle, whether or not one of the drivers ran a red light or simply did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles such as point of impact, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the victim will be granted the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who caused the collision. Personal injury victims have the right to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, and pain and suffering.
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