Injuries Reported in Merced County Auto Accident on 3rd Avenue and Edminister Road
MERCED COUNTY, CA (October 13, 2021) – Sunday afternoon,Joseph Lewis sustained injuries in a DUI crash on 3rd Avenue.
The authorities responded to the scene at around 1:45 p.m. Moreover, it happened on 3rd Avenue and Edminister Road, west of Stevinson.
CHP officer Eric Zuniga said that the incident began when a 2000 GMC Sierra drove south on Edminster Road. Then, an eastbound 2002 Dodge Caravan struck the GMC on 3rd Avenue. As a result, the GMC overturned.
According to reports, 31-year-old Mario Alberto Hernandez, the GMC driver didn’t yield at a stop sign. He also didn’t yield to traffic on 3rd Avenue.
As a result, responders airlifted 50-year-old Dodge driver, Joseph Lewis of Turlock to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto for treatment of major injuries.
Hernandez suffered no injuries in the crash. Thus, authorities arrested him on suspicion of felony driving under the influence. Then, authorities took him to Mercy Medical Center in Merced for medical clearance.
Eventually, the officers booked Mario Alberto Hernandez to Merced County Jail with a $200,000 bond.
The authorities continue to investigate the crash.
As a driver, it is your responsibility to be a proactive driver, rather than a reactive one. Moreover, driving defensively prepares you for emergencies.
Moving Forward in a DUI Accident
According to the US Department of Transportation, there are nearly 300,000 merging accidents every year.
Indeed, common events on the road can just as swiftly become safety hazards. Furthermore, one must remain calm to properly handle the immediate aftermath.
Sweet Lawyers offer legal representation from experienced and compassionate attorneys that safeguard your legal rights.
Ultimately, we value the trust and respect of our clients. Thus, we want them to know that injuries sustained in an accident often don’t become apparent until months later when it is too late.
Mark Sweet of Sweet Lawyers says that the crash involving Joseph Lewis may call for a separate investigation. Moreover, an experienced attorney can spearhead fighting on behalf of the injured party.
If you have been involved in a dangerous DUI accident, reach out to the experienced lawyers at Sweet Lawyers. Furthermore, we have over 40 years of experience in the legal field. We know what it takes to win your injury case. Let us fight for you, and achieve the justice and compensation that you and your family deserve. Thus, call our offices at (800) 674-7852 for a free, no-obligation consultation with a professional.