SUV Crash Takes Life of Modesto Man, Injures Family

Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 28-Oct-2009

According to tracypress.com, an auto accident involving a Mercedes-Benz SUV and a small Honda vehicle took the life of a 45-year-old man from Modesto, California. The Modesto man was a passenger in the Honda, which was being driven by his sister. Other passengers in the Honda included the Modesto man’s brother-in-law and nephew. The man’s sister, her husband, and their child were all injured in the crash. They were all taken to a Modesto-area hospital for treatment of injuries that included broken ribs, a punctured lung, and spinal injuries. Reportedly, no one in the SUV was injured.

In order to help cover the costs associated with the accident, the family of the deceased Modesto man has set up a fund to assist those affected by the crash. While such a fund is certainly a good idea, especially given the exorbitant costs associated with medical care and making funeral arrangements, it is not the only recourse to be taken in the event of a traffic accident.

Though investigation into this auto accident in San Joaquin County is still underway, police speculate that the SUV, which was traveling at unsafe speeds, may have been racing another vehicle. Such action is certainly to be deemed reckless and represents a degree of negligence that ultimately led to a loss of life and multiple personal injuries.

According to the report, police hope that evidence gathered at the crash scene combined with a computer simulation of the intersection where the accident occurred will provide them insight into what exactly happened, and will show whether or not the driver of the SUV was at fault for the accident.

In any event, an accident victim will benefit not only from police investigation, but from retaining the services of an experienced auto accident attorney that will help examine the details surrounding the crash to determine where negligent behavior may have contributed towards the crash. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, don’t hesitate to contact the skilled car accident attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP. Our knowledgeable lawyers will seek compensatory damages on your behalf that may assist with medical bills, wages lost, and other costs associated with your accident. Please call us today at (800) 900-0863 for a free consultation of your auto accident case.

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