Song Xiuming and Xu Zhao Got Killed in Two-Vehicle Accident in Merced
Merced, CA (February 3, 2022) – Song Xiuming (68) and Xu Zhao (66) died after a two-vehicle accident on Highway 140. The incident happened at around 2:14 pm on Tuesday.
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Xiuming was driving a 2011 Hyundai Sonata heading northbound on the Interstate 5 off-ramp. Zhao was a passenger in the Hyundai. The Sonata stopped before going in Highway 140’s eastbound lane, getting in the path of a 2020 Peterbilt.
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For unknown reasons Song Xiuming and Xu Zhao’s vehicle stopped before entering Highway 140’s eastbound lane.
The Peterbilt hit the left side of the Hyundai, which sustained major damage. Responders pronounced both Xiuming and Zhao dead at the scene. Meanwhile, the 40-year-old male driver of the Peterbilt sustained no injuries.
According to the CHP, drugs and alcohol didn’t seem to be involved in this incident.
Personal Injury Claims (Wrongful Death) in Merced
In this case, the family members of Song Xiuming and Xu Zhao can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition to that, 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.
Do you have any legal questions about accidents? Here are some resources you can check out to get common accident-related legal advice:
- Wrongful Death
- Car Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Truck Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
- Hit and Run Accident
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above-mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Song Xiuming and Xu ZhaoSong
Certainly, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, it’s important to have a strong team of experienced personal injury attorneys handling your case. Jacoby & Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Merced, and Sacramento. Our lawyers can help you get justice as well as the compensation you rightfully deserve, including car accident settlements and more. Give us a call today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you.
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