Avian Law Group reports that a fatal accident occurred on Highway 132 near Modesto, California, early Thursday morning. The California Highway Patrol reported that Gerardo Reyes, 32, of Lodi, was injured while driving his car. The accident occurred at approximately 2:40 a.m. and involved a wrong-way motorist.
Details of the Accident
According to the California Highway Patrol, the wrong-way driver, who was traveling east in the westbound lanes of Highway 132, crashed into Gerardo Reyes’s vehicle. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, and Reyes suffered injuries. Reyes was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Investigation of the Accident
The investigation into the accident is currently ongoing, and the authorities are trying to determine what led to the collision. It is unclear at this stage whether the driver was impaired or distracted when they drove in the wrong direction.
Impact of Wrong-Way Accidents
Wrong-way accidents are among the most deadly types of collisions on the road, often leading to severe injuries and fatalities. The reason for this is that wrong-way drivers are typically traveling at high speeds, and the impact of the resulting collision can be catastrophic. Additionally, the people involved in these accidents typically don’t have time to react, which makes matters worse.
Legal Action After a Wrong-Way Accident
If you were involved in a wrong-way accident, it is crucial to seek legal counsel from experienced attorneys like Avian Law Group. Our team can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries, medical bills, and other expenses. We can also assist you in filing a wrongful death lawsuit if you lost a loved one in the accident.
In conclusion, wrong-way accidents can have severe consequences. It would be best to stay alert and cautious while driving on the road to avoid such accidents from happening. If you or someone you know was involved in a wrong-way accident, contact Avian Law Group for a free consultation.