Oakdale, CA – One Person Dead after Two-Vehicle Collision on Patterson Road near Eleanor Avenue
Oakdale, CA (August 8, 2018) – The California Highway Patrol reported that one victim died as the result of a violent two-vehicle collision that took place in the 5311 block of Patterson Road, in the vicinity of Eleanor Avenue. The incident was first logged a little before 7:30 PM in the evening on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. At this time, no detailed information concerning the identities of the people involved in the crash has been released.
Based on the initial CHP report, a white Dodge Durango and a Toyota Echo had been traveling along Patterson Road when, for indeterminate reasons, both vehicles collided near Eleanor. As a result of the crash, the Toyota slid off the road and crashed into the water, where it was lodged in a muck pond.
Sometime later, firefighters and paramedics were dispatched to the crash site and pronounced one victim dead at the scene. Officials have not specified if any more people were hurt during the impact.
As part of the ongoing investigation, authorities closed down the westbound and eastbound lanes across Patterson Road.
We extend our most heartfelt prayers and deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim who died during the crash and wish them strength and peace of mind during this tragic, difficult time.
Fatal Two-Vehicle Accident in Oakdale
As indicated in the report, many issues surrounding the brutal collision on Patterson Road remain unresolved. As the investigation continues, forensic teams will inspect the Durango and the Toyota and examine photos of the crash site to determine if mechanical failure or system malfunctions forced the vehicles to swerve out of control. Simultaneously, officials will consider if drugs, alcohol, negligence, recklessness, or distracted driving played any roles in the events leading up to the accident.
In the event of an accident resulting in a fatality, the members of the deceased victim’s family may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit to receive much-needed compensation for circumstances including funeral expenses and the tragic loss of a loved one.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery for all those involved in the accident.