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Lodi: Six Killed in Crash at Ham Lane and Vine Street


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10/23/2013
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At about 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22, six people were killed in a crash at the busy intersection of Ham Lane and Vine Street in Lodi, reported the Los Angeles Times. While traveling southbound on Ham Lane at about 80 mph and talking on a cell phone, the male driver of a sport utility vehicle ran a red light at the intersection of Vine Street, collided with another vehicle, and caused a chain-reaction crash, reported CBS. The Lodi News-Sentinel described the scene of the accident: ‘Three vehicles were crushed together in a violent knot. One white pickup truck was bent so that it formed a ‘V’ around the hood of another involved truck.’ Those who lost their lives included a pregnant woman, her unborn child, and three school-age siblings. Authorities suspect that alcohol may have been a contributing factor and are investigating the crash.

 

Lodi accounted for 1 of the 58 fatalities and 239 of the 4,023 injuries motor vehicle occupants suffered in crashes that occurred in San Joaquin County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Alcohol was a contributing factor to 27 of the accidents that resulted in injury or death and 34 of those that involved speeding in Lodi that year, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current crash data. 

 

After a fatal crash, the families of the victims may file wrongful death claims in order to obtain compensation for the expenses associated with their losses. To learn more about the rights of the families of the victims of fatal accidents, please call 866-981-5596. 

 

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of the six people who were killed in the crash at Ham Lane and Vine Street. 



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