[10-10-2021] Merced County, CA – Two-Vehicle Collision in Stevinson Injures One Person

Injuries were reported after a major two-vehicle collision in Stevinson on Sunday afternoon, October 10.

[10-10-2021] Merced County, CA - Two-Vehicle Collision in Stevinson Injures One PersonThe accident transpired at approximately 1:50 p.m. at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Edminister Road in Stevinson. A 2000 GMC Sierra was driving southbound on Edminister road when it was struck by an eastbound 2002 Dodge Caravan traveling on 3rd Avenue.

Due to the severity of the impact, the 2000 GMC Sierra was overturned. The GMC Sierra driver, identified as 50-year-old Joseph L., was airlifted to Doctors Medical Center with serious injuries.

Authorities determined that the GMC driver failed to stop at a posted stop sign and yield to traffic at the intersection. It was then determined that the GMC driver was under the influence at the time of the accident.

The GMC driver was placed under arrest on suspicion of felony driving under the influence. He was then taken to Mercy Medical Center in Merced for medical clearance before being booked into Merced County Jail. Local authorities are further investigating the case.

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Two-Vehicle Collision Statistics

About one car accident occurs every sixty seconds somewhere in the United States. The fact that millions of vehicles travel through U.S. roads every day does not surprise me. At least four million people are injured in traffic accidents each year across the country.

A total of 36,560 people lost their lives in vehicle accidents last year, according to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) of the United States Department of Transportation. Reckless driving, distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, and mechanical failure are just some of the most common reasons car accidents happen. In this case, the accident was caused by a drunk driver.

Driving while high on drugs or alcohol is one of the most irresponsible and dangerous things a driver can do. Impaired driving increases the likelihood of being involved in an accident. Unfortunately, 28 people are killed in the United States every day as a result of drunk drivers. In 2016, alcohol-impaired driving crashes killed 10,497 people, accounting for 28% of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.

Personal Injury Attorney for Victims of Two-Vehicle Collisions in Merced County

Collisions that cause serious injuries can alter the course of a person’s life, and legal action should be taken to minimize the damage.

Sustaining severe injuries in a car accident call for aggressive legal action. After being in a car accident, our personal injury lawyers believe that you should immediately begin filing a personal injury claim to protect your legal rights.

The best way to get started is to speak with an experienced car accident attorney. You’ll get advice on your legal options after a lawyer examines your car accident.

Your lawyer will not only make sure you act in time, but they will also be able to conduct a thorough investigation into the DUI accident, allowing you to make the strongest possible personal injury case.

Arash Law’s drunk driving attorneys have the knowledge and empathy to assist you with your claim. You can reach us by phone at (888) 488-1391 or by e-mail to schedule a free no-obligation evaluation of your injury accident case.

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