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Turlock, CA – Fatal Crash Takes 1 Life, Injures 1 Other on Hwy 99 near W Monte Vista Ave

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Turlock, CA (November 21, 2021) – Police officers in Turlock were dispatched to the scene of a fatal auto accident in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 21. Reports indicate that a vehicle went off the roadway and down an embankment, taking one life and seriously injuring one other. 

The wreck happened on Highway 99 at West Monte Vista Avenue when an SUV, identified as a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe, was traveling in the middle northbound lane when for unknown reasons it veered right and went off the east side of the roadway. 

The SUV traveled down an embankment, overturned, and landed on its roof, according to information from police. The driver was ejected onto the Monte Vista on-ramp. He was transported to Emanuel Medical Center where he later lost his life. He was identified as Luis Rudolfo Mojarro of Lodi, age 29. 

His passenger, 21-year-old Fernando Herrera, also of Lodi, suffered major injuries in the accident including broken ribs, scapula, back, right hand, and a possible skull fracture. He was transported from the scene to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto to be treated for his injuries. 

Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident and whether or not negligence played a role. 

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

California Auto Accidents

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people are injured in auto accidents across the state of California. Although many accidents result in minor injuries for those involved, a substantial number of accidents cause life-altering injuries, like brain trauma and spinal cord injuries. These types of injuries require extensive medical treatment, and they often have an overwhelming impact on the health and wellbeing of victims. 

Not only are victims left to deal with pain and suffering, but the financial burdens victims and their families face are often substantial. Having to go through extensive medical treatment, months of therapy, and repeat surgeries can have stacking consequences on those harmed in accidents.

As a result of the mental, physical, and financial consequences injured crash victims face, courts throughout California provide them with various legal options that they can utilize to obtain compensation from at-fault parties. Filing a personal injury claim enables those harmed to collect full and fair compensation for medical treatment, long-term care costs, lost wages, and more. Reaching out to a car accident attorney in California as soon as possible can ensure your legal rights are protected. A reputable attorney will be able to review the circumstances surrounding your accident to determine the most effective legal approach for you.

Personal Injury Lawyers in Turlock

Whether you need help paying for car repairs and medical bills, or you need an attorney to step in and fight for a fair settlement from the insurance company, we’re here to assist you with these tasks. After an accident, you might be confused about whether or not you have a claim for compensation. In order to collect damages, your crash must meet two criteria: 

  • The wreck caused your or a family member’s severe physical injuries. 
  • The collision was partially caused by another person’s carelessness, recklessness, or negligence. 

Ou Turlock personal injury attorneys at Torem & Associates are waiting to answer your questions about what constitutes negligence or the definition of a “severe injury.” If we determine that your collision meets both of these criteria, we will then begin building your claim immediately. Call our law firm today at (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available for you.

You do not have to face an issue of this magnitude on your own. We are here to help you through the complicated legal process, every step of the way. Contact a Turlock car accident lawyer at Torem & Associates at your earliest convenience to discuss how you can collect financial compensation depending on the circumstances of your collision. 

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 Turlock.  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 Turlock 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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