Merced Police Officer Salvador Farias Involved in Accident on 11th Street
Merced, CA (November 14, 2020) – Saturday evening, CHP is investigating a non-injury vehicle crash on 11th Street and R Street.
The Merced crash happened at around 6:50 p.m. on November 14.
The California Highway Patrol reports the officer failed to slow down at a stop sign while responding to a call and hit a vehicle traveling South on R street.
Moreover, medics took a 13-year-old to Mercy Medical Center over reports of pain, although no other injuries were reported.
According to the United States Department of Transportation, there are approximately 300,000 merging accidents every year. In 2017, 485,866 accidents were reported solely in the state of California.
It is therefore important to follow all traffic laws to avoid these types of accidents.
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