Turlock: Passenger Alex Miranda Killed in Crash
Posted on Mar 15, 2013
Shortly before 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 17-year-old Alex Miranda was killed in a crash in Turlock. While traveling eastbound on West Monte Vista Avenue, the 19-year-old male driver of a Nissan Sentra turned left onto North Walnut Road in front of a Cadillac Escalade. Miranda, a backseat passenger of the Nissan, died in the collision. A 23-year-old male passenger of the Nissan suffered major trauma. Authorities do not suspect that impairment or speeding were factors in the accident and are investigating.
“When passengers suffer serious or fatal trauma in collisions, the at-fault driver may be held liable for the expenses associated with their recoveries or their families’ losses,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.
Turlock accounted for 1 of the 35 fatalities and 295 of the 3,132 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in crashes that occurred in Stanislaus County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Drivers under the age of 21 were involved in 42 of the collisions that resulted in injury or death in the county that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Alex Miranda, the passenger who was killed in the crash. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the passenger who was seriously injured.
The Modesto Bee originally reported this Turlock collision.
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