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Merced, CA – Police say a driver on fentanyl caused a head-on collision in Merced

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MERCED, CA Merced police reported that three people were hospitalized after a woman under the influence of fentanyl crashed into their vehicle.

At approximately 10:00 a.m. on Friday, officers responded to the area of Parsons and Gerard avenues to investigate a head-on collision. Officers arrived to find an adult and two juveniles injured inside a car. A local hospital treated all three of them for serious injuries.

Investigators learned that Patricia Garrett, 24, had been driving under the influence of fentanyl when she veered into the opposite lane of traffic for an unknown reason. Garrett’s truck ended up in the path of the oncoming car, slamming head-on into it.

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Being in a car accident means you want to be familiar with state laws and regulations. Your first priority following an Accident is getting medical treatment needed for yourself, as well as any other people involved in the crash – it’s also helpful if one can call emergency services on their way afterwards. Legal rights and ensuring financial recovery go hand in hand. Here are a few things you can do to make sure your case stays on track.

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Car accidents are always tragic events that end with serious injuries or death. If you have been involved in a car accident, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Car accidents can be very complicated situations to deal with for many reasons, including the fact that they often involve multiple victims who need legal representation after the crash. A Car Accident Lawyer will be able to provide valuable advice about your situation and help guide you through next steps, whether it’s filing a lawsuit against another driver or dealing with insurance companies after an accident.

In a car accident, anyone can suffer financially and emotionally. The compensation they receive has wide-ranging effects on their lives including medical expenses along with lost wages if they’re unable work while recuperating from damages caused by an auto collision in which someone else is at fault. Torem & Associates, a California based law firm with over 25 years’ experience in car accident cases, is here to help you fight for what’s rightfully yours. With our knowledge and expertise we will use it all on your behalf! If dealing with an injury after being hit or struck by another driver has left you or someone you loved hurt or killed, call us today at 1-800-37-TOREM to see how we can help.

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 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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