Three people were killed after a deadly head-on collision in Modesto on Saturday night, August 28.
According to the reports from local authorities, the fatal collision transpired at approximately 9:10 p.m. on Highway 132 in Modesto.
A 2007 Chevrolet Suburban driven by 49-year-old Aurelia Amezcua was heading westbound on Highway 132 towards the San Joaquin River bridge. The Chevrolet driver reportedly attempted to pass a big rig and drove faster, crossing the center lines into the eastbound lanes.
The Chevrolet then collided head-on with an oncoming 2011 Nissan Versa in the eastbound lanes. The two vehicles then came to rest within the eastbound lanes.
The three occupants in the Nissa Versa, including the driver, were all killed in the mishap. They were identified as 40-year-old Lisa Trevino, 43-year-old Michale Maul, and his wife, Heidi Lalani Maul.
The Chevrolet driver sustained minor injuries in the mishap and was taken to the Doctors Medical Center. Meanwhile, her two passengers sustained major injuries and were rushed to Memorial Medical Center. Drugs and alcohol were not considered as factors in the accident. The case is currently under further investigation. Witnesses that can give more information about the accident are urged to call Modesto CHP at 209-545-7440.
Fatal Head-On Collision Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 38,680 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2020, a 7.2 percent rise from the previous year despite the expectation of having fewer people on the road due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A head-on collision occurred in this case. Head-on collisions happen when the front ends of two or more vehicles collide. They are frequently more fatal because of the force of the collision when the vehicles collide.
Only 2% of mishaps are head-on collisions, but they account for more than 10% of driving fatalities.
These accidents are caused by various reasons, such as distracted driving, drunk driving, driver over-fatigue, and mechanical failure.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Head-On Collisions in Stanislaus County
Head-on collisions can cause catastrophic injury. This means that, sadly, not all victims will be able to survive a head-on collision. Following a deadly head-on collision, surviving family members have the right to sue the negligent motorist for wrongful death.
Surviving spouses in California can also sue for loss of consortium. The term “loss of consortium” refers to the emotional losses that result from the premature death of a spouse. It addresses the sorrow caused by the loss of intimacy, comfort, love, and even sexual connections.
A wrongful death lawsuit in a car accident can also assist pay for the high medical bills and other expenditures incurred due to the accident. It can also help those who have lost their income due to an injury or sudden death.
Arash Law has professional head-on car accident attorneys who can assist you with your claim. Our offices are located in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego. You can also call us at (888) 488-1391 to schedule a FREE consultation.