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Merced, CA – Car crashes into police cruiser sending officer to the hospital

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MERCED, CA – According to the California Highway Patrol, a man driving to the airport crashed into a police vehicle at a Merced intersection on Thursday.

CHP officials say the man was heading westbound on 14th Street near its intersection with Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Following a stop sign on 14th, the driver did not realize oncoming traffic from Martin Luther King Way did not have a stop sign, according to CHP. He struck the driver’s side of a police vehicle passing through the intersection with his car.

According to CHP, the officer involved complained about pain and was taken to the hospital. The other driver was not injured.

Officers with the CHP say drugs or alcohol are not suspected to be factors in the accident. After the incident, officers say the man was allowed to continue heading to the airport.

Personal Injury Attorneys in Merced

Auto collisions cause an estimated 400 injuries a day in California. A collision is a stressful and overwhelming experience. The victims are often overwhelmed with questions and uncertain of how to proceed. 

Despite the fact that most auto accidents result in minor injuries, tens of thousands of people are hospitalized or require emergency medical attention for their injuries. It is possible for serious and life-threatening injuries to occur in certain collision types.

It is not uncommon for accident victims to sustain brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and other injuries that cause intense pain.

As a result of their injuries, victims are often plagued with high medical bills and cannot work due to physical and mental pain. A Merced accident attorney can provide help to victims who have been injured in collisions caused by negligent and reckless drivers. Victims may be entitled to compensation in order to alleviate their financial burdens.

Merced Car Accident Lawyers

Your ability to recover from your crash can be greatly improved if you work with an experienced and aggressive attorney. In Fresno Valley, Torem & Associates have helped thousands of victims of negligent and reckless driving protect their legal rights since 1983. 

After suffering mental, physical, and financial damages as a result of another person’s negligence, our attorneys help our clients get the justice they deserve. Providing aggressive and trusted legal representation ensures our clients are in the best position possible to move forward, get the treatment they need for their injuries, and recover.

Our personal injury law firm in California can help if you’ve been injured in a collision caused by a negligent driver. Contact us today at (888) 500-5000 if you’ve been injured.

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 the Merced.  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 Merced 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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