1 Killed in Merced County Crash on Sandy Mush Road and Highway 59
MERCED COUNTY, CA (December 14, 2020) – Saturday night, a 58-year-old man died in a fiery accident on Sandy Mush Road and Highway 59.
According to reports, at 6:36 p.m., an eastbound 2000 Chevy Blazer traveled on Sandy Mush Road near Highway 59.
Meanwhile, a 40-year-old man driving a 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck headed on Highway 59. The authorities confirmed that the Ford driver had the right of way. Unfortunately, the Blazer driver failed to stop at a stop sign, revealed Eric Zuniga, public information officer for the CHP Merced office.
Zuniga added that the two cars crashed at speeds of 55 and 60 miles per hour.
As a result, the Blazer’s driver succumbed to injuries. At this time, his identity is being withheld due to pending family notification.
“We don’t know yet whether alcohol had anything to do with this. It doesn’t appear to be the weather, (he) just basically failed to stop at the stop sign,” Zuniga stated. “According to witnesses, there was no attempt to brake at all.”
After the crash, the Blazer caught fire. Fortunately, the 28-year-old male front passenger managed to escape.
Meanwhile, four Ford-150 occupants suffered injuries. Moreover, the driver sustained minor-to-moderate injuries and was transported to a Modesto hospital.
On the other hand, a 37-year-old female front passenger seat sustained minor to moderate injuries. Furthermore, responders transported a 15- and 13-year-old to a Modesto hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Sweet Lawyers extends our genuine condolences during this difficult time to the family and friends of the victim.
Dealing With Fatal Auto Accidents Similar to the Fiery Crash on Sandy Mush Road
In the fiery accident on Sandy Mush Road, the family of the victim must become aware of their rights under the law.
Those closest to the victim may have the right to seek compensation for their loss. Some common examples include funeral expenses, medical bills, and what is called “loss of consortium.” Loss of consortium generally means the deprivation of future affection and companionship over an untimely death.
“Our goal is to safeguard the legal rights of families in the wake of catastrophic accidents. Although nothing can bring back those dearly departed, we strive to secure the future of our clients, protecting them from further losses,” explains Mark Sweet, a seasoned attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
Losing a loved one in a crash is a heavy load. Thus, contact our experienced wrongful death attorneys at Sweet Lawyers. Our seasoned lawyers have varied experience in the field. We will get the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact us at (800) 674 7852. You can also reach us 24 hours a day and 7 days a week by online chat, text message, and email.