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Stanislaus County, CA – One Killed, Several Others Injured after Head-On Wreck on Orange Blossom & Lancaster Rds

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Stanislaus County, CA (May 19, 2021) – One person has lost their life and several others sustained major injuries after a head-on collision that occurred in Stanislaus County near Oakdale on the evening of Tuesday, May 18. 

According to information from officials, at approximately 7:00 p.m., officers were called to the intersection of Orange Blossom Road and Lancaster Road for a report involving a crash between two vehicles. 

A pickup truck was traveling south on Orange Blossom when, for unknown reasons, it drove into the northbound lane where it collided with an oncoming SUV. The SUV was being driven by a 78-year-old Oakdale resident. The 78-year-old man lost his life in the wreck, and his passenger, identified as a 78-year-old Oakdale woman, suffered major injuries. 

Two of the three present in the pickup truck at the time of the crash suffered severe injuries. Their identities have not been released at this time as the police continue to investigate. 

Authorities are under the impression that alcohol played a factor in this crash. Our thoughts are with everyone involved. 

We hope for the full recovery of the injured victims. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased at this time. 

Auto Accidents in California

Auto accidents throughout California claim the lives of more than 3,400 people each year. Although the majority of vehicle collisions are preventable, we continue to witness the impacts they have on families throughout our state. In fact, statistics show that more than 80% of accidents occur as a result of another driver’s reckless or negligent actions. The leading causes of crashes in our state include driving while impaired, careless driving, speeding, distracted driving, and disregarding traffic control devices. In many cases, families of those killed are left to deal with overwhelming mental and emotional consequences while trying to pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward.

As if dealing with overwhelming grief was not enough, numerous families are required to put forth tens of thousands of dollars to cover the funeral costs of their loved ones. When victims are killed in accidents resulting from the negligence of others, it is crucial that their families reach out to a wrongful death attorney in California as soon as possible. Although we understand that no amount of compensation could ever take away a family’s pain and suffering, compensation can help grieving families cover to costs of burial and funeral expenses and alleviate the impact of lost wages moving forward.

With nearly four decades of experience, the California car accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped thousands of families hold wrongdoers accountable and get the justice they deserve for their loved ones. Being able to focus on moving forward after experiencing a loss is something our law firm is dedicated to helping our clients do. We work hard to help families protect their legal rights and best interests. If your loved one lost their life in a collision, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our personal injury attorneys at (888) 500-5000 to see how we can help you. Our team is available to meet with you and discuss legal options available to help you recover.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in Stockton.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in Stockton and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 


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