[04-09-2024] Stanislaus County, CA – Four People Killed Following Multi-Vehicle Collision North of Modesto

Published April 9, 2024

[04-09-2024] Four People Killed Following Multi-Vehicle Collision North of ModestoFour people were killed following a multi-vehicle collision north of Modesto on Tuesday afternoon, April 9, 2024.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal incident occurred around 4:00 p.m. on McHenry Avenue, north of Hogue Road.

A 19-year-old woman was reportedly traveling north in a Mitsubishi when her car swerved into oncoming traffic. The Mitsubishi driver struck a Toyota and two other vehicles.

The 19-year-old driver from Merced and her 22-year-old passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. 

A 60-year-old female driver of the Toyota and her one-year-old passenger were transported to hospitals, where they later succumbed to their injuries.

The authorities are determining if alcohol or drugs were involved in the fatal collision. 

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.

  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.

  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.

  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.

  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.

  • Seek immediate medical attention.

  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

What A Lawyer Can Do For You

Many victims put off calling a lawyer even if they sustain injuries after an accident. However, lawyers can help you in many ways. They can provide you with police reports, CCTV footage, and witness statements to strengthen your case. Your attorney will also negotiate with insurance companies to get you fair compensation. 

The best part is that they will do all of these things for you at no upfront cost. So if you’re injured in an accident, hire a personal injury attorney to recover medical bills, car repair costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.