No Injuries Reported in Vehicle Crash on 11th Street and R Street [Merced, CA]

13-year-old Injured in Crash on West 11th Street and R Street [Merced, CA]

13-year-old Injured in Crash on West 11th Street and R Street [Merced, CA]

13-year-old Injured in Crash on West 11th Street and R Street [Merced, CA]

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.

Safety Driving Tips

  • Aim high in steering, i.e., don’t make your steering adjustments based on what is directly in front of you, but rather what is down the road. If the drive is winding to the right, look as far into the turn as possible. This will improve your safety and make your shifts smoother.
  • Scan the road 1/2 mile a full mile ahead to recognize potential hazards in time.
  • Be a proactive driver, rather than a reactive one. Driving defensively prepares you for emergency situations.
  • Use road signals to communicate with those you are driving alongside.
  • Hiring a Personal Attorney

    The most valuable step you can take in response to a vehicle crash is hiring a personal injury attorney. Mark Sweet, a personal injury attorney at Sweet Lawyers, says that serious car accident cases may call for a separate investigation spearheaded by a lawyer fighting on behalf of an injured victim. Oftentimes, the effects of injuries are not fully diagnosed or recognized until it is too late.


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