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Merced: Two Men Killed in Wrong-Way Crash

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Shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday, June 23, two men were killed in a wrong-way crash in Merced. While traveling eastbound in the westbound lane of Santa Fe Drive, the 23-year-old male driver of a 1992 Honda collided head-on with a 1997 Toyota Camry east of Belcher Avenue. The 24-year-old male driver of the Toyota and the driver of the Honda were pronounced dead at the scene. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

“After a fatal collision, the family of the victim may hold the at-fault driver accountable for their loss by filing a wrongful death claim,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.

The California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System indicates that 25 people were killed and 1,668 were injured in motor vehicle collisions that occurred in Merced in 2010. Collisions that occurred between 9 p.m. and 2:59 a.m. accounted for 150 of the traffic-related fatalities and injuries in the city that year.

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of the two men who were killed in the wrong-way crash.

Abclocal.go.com originally reported this Merced crash.

Resources for accident victims and their families, such as books and articles on the injury and the wrongful death claims process, are available to the public free of charge through our office.

If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California car accident lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.

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