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Ballico, CA – Crash on Turlock Rd Claims Young Child’s Life

San Francisco, CA – Two-Vehicle Crash on 3rd St Results in Injuries

Ballico, CA (August 25, 2020) – A car crash reported in Merced County claimed the life of one young boy while leaving others seriously injured on Sunday evening. At approximately 9:20 p.m., on August 23, the California Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Turlock Road.

Reports show that a crash involving three vehicles collided on Turlock Road near the intersection with Oakdale Road. Preliminary investigations found that 28-year-old Tasjuan Drake was driving a 2011 Cadillac SUV north on Oakdale Road when his vehicle was struck by a 2013 Ford Fusion, driving by 58-year-old Catherine Brehm, at the intersection with Turlock Road. The impact of the crash sent the two vehicles into a 2015 Toyota Tacoma, driven by 35-year-old Daniel Donham, which was stopped at the intersection.

A 7-year-old boy, a 4-year-old girl, a 2-year-old boy, Drake, and his front passenger, 25-year-old Heather Hill, were all injured in the accident.  Drake and Hill were transported to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto for treatment of major injuries. The 4-year-old child and the 2-year-old child were both rushed to Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera.

The 7-year-old boy died from his injuries at the scene of the crash. At this time, the California Highway Patrol is investigating.

Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in California

Car accidents throughout the state of California have an overwhelming impact on the lives of families. In fact, more than 150,000 people have their lives interrupted by accidents caused by negligent and reckless drivers throughout the state of California each year. In many cases, victims are forced to go through extensive medical treatment for broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. These accidents often leave people with overwhelming mental, physical, and financial pain and suffering. Regrettably, thousands of people end up passing away as a result of their injuries.

Losing a loved one in a collision can have a devastating impact on a family. Not only are they forced to endure overwhelming mental and emotional consequences, but many families are forced to deal with the loss of an income source and tens of thousands of dollars on funeral arrangements and burial services. When victims lose their lives in accidents caused by negligent drivers, their families should immediately reach out to a wrongful death lawyer California.

Working with a responsive and effective legal team will ensure your interests are protected after being involved in a collision. For nearly four decades, California car accident attorney William E. Weiss at the Law Offices of William E. Weiss has helped thousands of families across Northern California protect their legal rights after losing loved ones in collisions. Our team advocates on behalf of grieving families to ensure their legal rights are protected. We strive to help families maximize their recoveries so they can move forward and cover the costs of medical treatment, funeral arrangements, and more. If your loved one lost their life in an accident caused by the negligence of another motorist, contact Attorney William E. Weiss directly by calling (415) 235-7060 to schedule a free case evaluation with an aggressive personal injury attorney in California to explore legal options available for you.

Notes:  Our firm uses outside sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to various news sources, police reports, traffic incident reports, and first-hand accounts about accidents and the injuries involved.  For this reason, the details surrounding the accidents that we report about have not been independently verified by our writers and staff.  If there is any incorrect or false information in this post, please contact us immediately and will change the post to reflect the most accurate information available. 

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