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Felipe Loera and Maria Salas Killed in Merced Crash at Highway 152 and Volta Road

Felipe Loera and Maria Salas Killed in Collision with Big Rig at Highway 152 and Volta Road in Merced

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Felipe Loera and Maria Salas Killed in Merced Crash at Highway 152 and Volta Road

Merced, California (October 13, 2021) – The Merced County Sheriff Coroner’s Office has disclosed the identities of the driver and a passenger who were killed in a collision with a big rig near Los Banos on Sunday.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the deadly collision happened in the area of Highway 152 and Volta Road at about 6 a.m. October 10.

33-year-old Felipe Molina Loera and 63-year-old Maria Chavez Salas were traveling south on Volta Road in a 1999 Honda Accord when they collided with the trailer of a 2008 Volvo big rig traveling east on Highway 152.

Driver and Passenger Killed in Highway 152 Crash near Los Banos Identified

Felipe and Maria, both residents of Merced, were killed in the accident.

The driver of the big rig, 50-year-old Fidel Soto Artega, was unhurt.

No additional information about the accident was provided.

An investigation into the accident is underway.

Traffic Collisions in California

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be a traumatic experience for the victims and their families. According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 1500 traffic crashes were reported in Merced in 2020, claiming the lives of about 50 people. Statistics show that the main cause of most of these auto accidents is human error. This includes dangerous acts such as; distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, bad weather, wrong-way driving, and failure to observe traffic laws.

When you are involved in a traffic collision, you and your family may be forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on medical bills, property damages, and maybe funeral services, while also enduring endless mental and emotional suffering.

Although the exact cause of the accident above was not immediately determined, the authorities will continue to gather more information, including witness statements to establish the cause of the accident. However, Pacific Attorney Group’s managing attorney P. Mark Shayani believes that a separate and independent investigation into the crash is equally important. “A car accident attorney will investigate, research, and review every case thoroughly and explain to clients their rights and answer all questions to their satisfaction,” he said.

Victims of traffic accidents have an enforceable right under law to full and fair compensation for the costs and losses they suffer. Whether they receive what the law provides for them or whether they receive any compensation at all depends on how well their attorneys can pursue their claims through the intricacies of the state civil legal processes.

Call a California Auto Accident Attorney

If you have been involved in a traffic accident and got injured, it is important to get in touch with a litigator immediately for guidance. At Pacific Attorney Group, we specialize in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. We assist accident victims and their families to seek justice. Our attorneys will pursue the justice you deserve and will work hard to obtain fair compensation for your losses, injuries, and suffering.

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