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Atwater Resident Mark Keach Killed in a Head-On Collision near Delhi in Merced County
Merced County, CA (June 30, 2022) – Mark Keach (54) of Atwater was identified as the fatality in a head-on collision in Merced County. According to Merced Sun-Star, the collision reportedly occurred around 8:30 am on Tuesday.
A head-on collision near Delhi in Merced County left one fatality and five other victims critically injured.
On Tuesday, the California Highway Patrol responded to a collision involving a Chevrolet Cruze and an Infiniti SUV on North Vincent Road and West Harding Road in Merced County.
When they arrived at the scene, the Chevrolet Cruze was engulfed in flames and had to be extinguished. Then, five victims suffered major injuries, three of them being teenage passengers of the Chevrolet. The driver and passenger of the Infiniti SUV were also severely injured.
Meanwhile, the driver of the Chevrolet Cruze was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities later identified him as Mark Keach of Atwater.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the Infiniti SUV reportedly traveled off the shoulder of the road and over-corrected, causing the vehicle to travel into the northbound lane and then colliding head-on with the Chevrolet Cruze.
This incident remains under investigation.
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More About Car Accident Liability
Various circumstances of the car accident can pinpoint the liability of damages. In some instances, thorough investigations can reveal careless behavior. This can include the simple act of recklessly turning or cutting in front of another vehicle. In terms of determining who is at fault for an accident, this can be defined by common law. Any Sacramento or Los Angeles car accident lawyer recognizes that fault has four basic levels:
- Recklessness (wanton conduct)
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However, different state laws can have variations of applicable traffic laws. For example, in some states, multiple drivers can be liable for an accident. This is why thorough investigations are important after a car accident. Having a strong case showing the liability of the at-fault party can help guarantee your compensation. Likewise, a car crash attorney can also help you determine all your options, so you can fully recover from the accident. Learn more about car accident lawyers in California here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Merced County
In this case, the family members of Mark Keach can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition, negligence by a person or business can contribute to an accident, which might have resulted in the death of a family member. If that is the case, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and receive a big settlement.
Indeed, no amount of money will ever make up for the death of a loved one. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind.
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Indeed, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, getting your rightful compensation is also important to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby and Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Merced County, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements and more. If you’d like professional advice about your case, call us today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Mark Keach.
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