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Oakdale, CA – Fatal Traffic Accident on N Oak Ave near Saint Mary’s Catholic Church

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Oakdale, CA (December 22, 2021) – Officers with the Oakdale Police Department reported a fatal car wreck that happened on North Oak Avenue on the night of Saturday, December 18. Authorities and paramedics were dispatched to the scene in the 200 block of North Oak Avenue just before 12:00 a.m. 

Information provided by officials states that an 18-year-old male reportedly fell from a moving truck near Saint Mary’s Catholic Church. Preliminary investigations show that he was the front passenger in the vehicle at the time. Paramedics performed life-saving measures on the man at the crash scene, however, he succumbed to his injuries a short time later. 

His name has not been released as police are still working to notify his next-of-kin. An investigation into the circumstances of the incident is currently ongoing. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. 

California Car Accidents

When it comes to entertainment and gorgeous weather, California is the place to be. The Golden State is loved by many, which is why people continue to move here year after year. However, there are some downsides to our beautiful state. It has one of the worst driving safety rates in the nation. Information provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that California has the highest number of fatalities caused by motor vehicle accidents in the nation. Unfortunately, the state’s high population comes with a high number of drivers on the roadways at any given time, which directly contributes to the high accident and fatality rates. 

Nearly 200,000 fatal/injury accidents are reported each year in the Golden State. Close to 4,000 people lose their lives annually due to these wrecks, or about 11 fatalities per day. This is approximately 10% of the national fatality rate related to car accidents. On average, more than half of the traffic accidents that occur in California are the result of some form of driver negligence. Specifically, around 32% are caused by speeding, and over 20% are caused by drunk driving. 

Car Crash Lawyers in Oakdale

If you or someone you love has sustained injuries in a car wreck caused by driver negligence in the state of California, you deserve compensation. No one should have to pay for being hurt by another person’s negligent actions, which is why personal injury attorneys in Oakdale work hard to help those who find themselves in situations like this.

 In worst-case scenarios, people suffer injuries so severe that they lose their lives. Losing a loved one is never easy to accept. Especially when you’re under the impression that their death could have been prevented and was caused by careless actions. A wrongful death lawyer in Oakdale from the law office of Torem & Associates can help you recover financial compensation for things like funeral costs, lost wages, medical bills, and more if you have recently lost a family member in a vehicle collision caused by negligence. 

Our attorneys at Torem & Associates are committed to helping our clients get the justice they truly deserve after suffering mental, physical, and financial damages as a result of another person’s negligence. We provide our clients with aggressive and trusted legal representation to ensure they are in the best position possible to move forward after a serious or devastating accident. If you or someone you love has been injured in a collision, and you believe a negligent driver caused the accident, contact our Oakdale personal injury law firm at (888) 500-5000 to see how we can help 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 Oakdale.  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 Oakdale 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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