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Stockton, CA – One Dead, Two Critically Injured in Head-On Crash on Hwy 99 at Stockton Blvd

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Stockton, CA (September 16, 2021) – One person was killed and two more were badly injured during a police chase that ended in a head-on collision on Thursday, September 16th.

The crash took place in the southbound lanes of Highway 99 at the Stockton Boulevard on-ramp at about 2:40 a.m. when CHP troopers were notified of a chase going on between the Elk Grove Police Department and a suspect in a stolen vehicle.

Elk Grove police were chasing a suspect driving a gold Honda Accord. The police decided to forego the chase when the suspect entered the southbound lanes of SR-99 at Calvine Road going the wrong way. 

CHP began their leg of the pursuit but was then notified of the accident.

The suspect, 34-year-old Jacob McPherson, a resident of Sacramento, struck a Honda Insight head-on. According to officers, one other person was in the Accord with McPherson. 

All three people were extricated from their respective vehicles and transported to area hospitals. 

The passenger of the Honda Accord passed away due to their injuries at the hospital. 

McPherson and the driver of the Honda Insight both sustained serious injuries.  

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Car Accidents in Stockton

Even though drivers can take precautionary measures to ensure their safety and the safety of those around them, there is no guarantee that others will show you the same courtesy. 

Sadly, drivers cause life-changing accidents every day in California. More than 410 people are injured throughout the state daily. These accidents add up to more than 150,000 people harmed in some way by auto accidents each year. 

There are many reasons why car accidents happen in our state. In many instances, victims are harmed as a result of distracted drivers sharing the road. Thousands of people are injured in accidents at intersections when drivers fail to yield the right of way while thousands more are hurt by drunk drivers. 

While most of these accidents cause minor injuries for those involved, thousands of people are hospitalized and made to endure expensive medical treatments for their injuries. In some cases, victims are unable to work for several months as they go through physical therapy and a long, painful recovery process. 

Stockton Personal Injury Attorney

Stockton car accident attorneys at Torem & Associates are dedicated to helping our clients by providing aggressive legal representation to ensure victims are able to hold negligent drivers accountable for their accidents. 

When victims are injured in accidents due to negligent drivers, they should speak with a car accident attorney in Stockton soon as possible. Working with an experienced and aggressive legal team in the wake of your accident can make a huge difference in your ability to recover. 

We strive to help accident victims recover full and fair compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, and various other damages they endure moving forward after being harmed. If you have been injured in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in Stockton (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available for you.

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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