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UPDATE: Maria Leon, Beatriz Leon Injured In Merced Car Accident On Highway 140 Not Far From Quinley Avenue


Jun 9, 2019

Maria Leon Merced: Maria Leon, Beatriz Leon Injured In Merced Car Accident On Highway 140 Not Far From Quinley Avenue

MERCED, CALIFORNIA (June  9, 2019) – Two people identified as Maria Leon and Beatriz Leon were seriously injured in a car accident on Highway 140 by North Quinley Avenue.

A 20-year-old woman in a Toyota Rav4 veered into the path of a 2005 Asrto van carrying Maria Leon and Beatriz Leon. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victims. 

Beatriz Leon was more seriously injured and had to be air-lifted to the Modesto hospital in order to receive treatment. Maria Leon was transported via ground ambulance to the Merced Hospital. 

California Highway Patrol are still trying to determine what may have caused the accident. They are asking anyone that may have seen what happened to reach out to them. 

Liability In Head-On Crashes 

Every driver has a legal obligation to operate their vehicle according to the prevailing conditions of the road. According to California Vehicle Code 22350, “No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.” 

Head-on collisions typically occur when drivers are speeding or they fail to negotiate curves in the road. Indeed, it has been estimated that nearly 94% of all car accidents involve some amount of human error. Younger drivers are statistically much more likely to be involved in accidents than older drivers. It’s important to see a doctor after an accident and get your injuries documented. Any person that is injured in a head-on collision may be able to recover damages through a bodily injury claim. A car accident attorney can work on your behalf to get you the compensation that you need to recover. It doesn’t cost anything to hire an attorney and they only get paid if they are able to successfully resolve your case. 

Getting Help After A Car Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Maria Leon and Beatriz Leon. This accident should never have happened. It is our sincere hope that the CHP will conduct a thorough investigation for the sake of all of those that have been affected. 

If you or someone that you care about has been injured in a car accident you may be entitled to compensation. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you have. We are committed to making sure that our clients get the support that they deserve. Whether you just have legal questions or need help with medical bills we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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