1 Hurt in Merced County Solo Crash on 8000 Block of Olive Avenue
MERCED COUNTY, CA (March 15, 2021) – On Saturday evening, a teenager sustained injuries after a go-kart crash on 8000 block of Olive Avenue.
According to California Highway Patrol, the incident happened at around 7:15 p.m. Moreover, it occurred in the area of an almond orchard in the 8000 block of Olive Avenue in Winton.
CHP Sgt. Danny Bowen revealed that a 15-year-old female driver and 14-year-old female passenger rode a westbound go-kart. Then, for unknown reasons, they lost control and crashed into an almond tree.
Furthermore, responders transported the passenger via helicopter to Valley Children’s Hospital after sustaining head lacerations. Authorities confirmed that the airlifted patient has been ejected from the vehicle during the crash.
Moreover, CHP said that both the driver and the passenger failed to wear protective gear at the time of the crash.
Meanwhile, authorities do not believe that alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash, Bowen added.
Due to the high chance of injury or death in an accident, extreme caution should be taken whenever you drive. Also, drive cautiously and always expect the unexpected.
What’s Next after a Crash
As common of an occurrence as they are, many people do not suspect what follows in the event of a crash.
When driving, scan the road 1/2 mile to a full mile ahead to check whether there’s a possible hazard. Our bodies weren’t designed to travel at 50mph. Also, we were designed for speeds of less than 10mph. Thus, you need to learn to consciously break that instinct and focus farther ahead
Mark Sweet, a personal injury attorney at Sweet Lawyers, says that serious car accident cases may call for a separate investigation. Furthermore, an experienced attorney can spearhead this investigation and fight on behalf of the injured party. A lawyer will make sure victims are not cheated of the proper compensation they are owed.
“We are driven by the desire to make our clients whole again,” says Steve Baric of Sweet Lawyers, an attorney practicing for over 40 years.
We encourage you to speak with us today if you have suffered injuries in an auto accident. At Sweet Lawyers, we understand the impact of accidents on victims, and the financial difficulties they have to go through. Our seasoned personal injury lawyers will provide you with the best legal representation and guide you every step of the way until we win your case. With over 44 years of experience in the legal field, we know how to tackle your suit from all angles. Thus, for more information, call us today at (800) 674 7852.