Joseph Lewis Seriously Hurt in Merced County Crash; Mario Hernandez Arrested

Driver Hospitalized with Serious Injuries after Car Crash near 3rd Avenue and Edminster Road in Stevinson

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Joseph Lewis Seriously Hurt in Merced County Crash; Mario Hernandez Arrested

Merced County, California (October 12, 2021) – 50-year-old Joseph Lewis is nursing serious injuries sustained in a two-vehicle collision that happened Sunday afternoon in Stevinson, Merced County.

According to authorities, Lewis, who hails from Turlock, was driving a 2002 Dodge Caravan that collided with a 2000 GMC Sierra driven by Mario Alberto Hernandez of Stevinson.

The wreck occurred at around 1:45 pm, near 3rd Avenue and Edminster Road.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Hernandez was driving the GMC heading south on Edminster Road, and Lewis was driving the Dodge heading east on 3rd Avenue.

Authorities said it appeared that Hernandez ran a stop sign and failed to yield to traffic at the intersection.

The Dodge struck the GMC, causing it to overturn.

Lewis was airlifted to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto with major injuries.

Hernandez escaped injuries and was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence. He was taken to Mercy Medical Center in Merced for medical clearance and later booked into the Merced County Jail.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing.

Fatal Auto Accidents in California

Auto accidents happen every day in roadways in California, some of them resulting in significant injuries that ultimately cause death.

It is unfortunate that many fatal car accidents in California result from the negligence of one or more drivers.

The aftermath of a fatal collision is always unbearable for the deceased’s family members.

Although there is no amount of compensation that can replace a loved one, the immediate family members of the deceased can file a wrongful death claim to help settle outstanding medical bills. In addition, there is a need to seek compensation for loss of consortium, loss of a loved one’s future income, emotional suffering, among other damages.

Wrongful Death Claim

A wrongful death claim can be negotiated with an insurance company or through a court of law. For a family member to establish a wrongful death claim, there must be evidence that the negligent party directly caused the injuries and death of their loved one.

At this point, it is advisable to involve a qualified wrongful death lawyer to help bring expertise to your claim.

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