Highway 4 Head-On Crash Left Three Fatal and Six Others Injured in Calaveras County
Calaveras County, CA (August 14, 2023) – Danielle Bologna (62) and Francesca Bologna (25) of San Francisco, and Jose Luis Garcia Jr. (25) of San Mateo were identified as the fatalities in the Highway 4 head-on crash in Calaveras County. Six others, including two children, also sustained injuries. According to The Union-Democrat, the crash occurred before 7:00 p.m. on Friday.
A Highway 4 head-on crash left three victims fatal and six others, including two children, injured in Calaveras County. Authorities have identified the three fatalities.
Authorities responded to the fatal Highway 4 head-on crash that left three victims fatal and six others with moderate to major injuries.
The Calaveras County Coroner’s office recently identified the three fatalities as Danielle Bologna (62) and Francesca Bologna (25) of San Francisco, and Jose Luis Garcia Jr. (25) of San Mateo.
The three fatal victims occupied a 2020 Honda.
Emergency responders then transported the following victims, Quang Tran (37), Ava Tran (2), and Ana Tran (4), to Doctors Medical Center for moderate injuries.
Hang Nguyen (30) was also taken to Doctors Medical Center for major injuries. While they took Chi Tran and No Nguyen, both 72, to Memorial Medical Center for major injuries.
All six injured victims were occupants of a 2020 Lexus vehicle.
According to reports, an eastbound 2020 Honda occupied by Garcia and the Bolognas traveled on Highway 4 at a high rate of speed.
Then, for an unknown reason, it traveled into the westbound lane near Telegraph Road and went directly into the path of a 2020 Lexus.
The two vehicles collided in the westbound lane and eventually came to a rest. Both vehicles blocked both sides of Highway 4.
Right now, this Highway 4 head-on crash remains under investigation by the CHP.
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Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Calaveras County
In this case, the family members of Danielle Bologna, Francesca Bologna, and Jose Luis Garcia Jr. in this Highway 4 head-on crash 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.
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Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the families and friends of Danielle Bologna, Francesca Bologna, and Jose Luis Garcia Jr.
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