Police Arrest 40-Year-Old Judith Medrano Nava on Sand Mush Road Fatal DUI Crash
Merced, CA (March 13, 2021) – On Thursday, a 17-year-old girl died and police arrested 40-year-old Judith Medrano Nava in a DUI crash on Sand Mush Road.
The fatal accident took place minutes before 8 p.m. at the intersection of Combs Road.
Officers said Nava swerved off the road and her vehicle overturned. Her passenger was thrown out of the vehicle and the wreck ended on top of her.
Furthermore, reports said the unidentified victim was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.
Moreover, authorities found Nava under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.
They booked her into Merced County Jail for felony DUI.
Meanwhile, authorities continue to investigate the accident.
Sweet Lawyers would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.
What Can the Family do in a Fatal Accident Like This?
It is clear now more than ever that one person’s negligence can have devastating effects on other individuals. This is quite common in accidents that result in death. Therefore, it is crucial that the family of the victim becomes aware that they have the authority to file a wrongful death suit.
A wrongful death lawsuit gives the loved ones of a departed family member some semblance of justice.
“The aftermath of tragic accidents can make everything difficult for a family. The last thing most families want to deal with is piles of paperwork, questions from insurance companies or defense attorneys, and attempting to obtain police reports” says Mark Sweet, an award-winning attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
Mark adds, “Grieving and handling legal claims don’t exactly go hand in hand, and this is why hiring an experienced attorney can not only provide you with peace of mind that you have a fighter in your corner but also having someone to make sure that your rights are respected and that justice will be served.”
He explains, “Having legal representation after such a traumatic event will provide your family the space to heal while ensuring that justice is brought to your loved one.”
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