Two people died and two more were injured in a single-vehicle rollover accident early Tuesday morning in Turlock, report media sources.
At about 1 a.m. the car was traveling at an excess of 80 mph on Harding Road east of Walnut Road when, according to the California Highway Patrol, the driver made an “unsafe turning movement,” causing the car to leave the roadway on the east side, overturning and coming to rest in an alfalfa field.
The three passengers in the car, none of whom were wearing a seatbelt, were ejected from the vehicle. Two of the passengers were declared dead at the scene of the crash. The third was airlifted to a Modesto medical center and is reported to be in critical condition. The driver, who was wearing a seatbelt, suffered minor injuries was also transported to the Modesto hospital.
Investigators do not believe that alcohol or drugs contributed to the fatal crash.
I am saddened at the news of the passengers’ deaths and wish the injured passenger and driver a rapid recovery from their injures.
As a Fresno car accident attorney, I am familiar with the shock and grief experienced by those left behind after a traumatic death; my heartfelt condolences go out to the families of the passengers who died.
Being a car accident lawyer, I have also witnessed the struggle that comes after an accident like this, and I hope that all affected by the accident are getting the support they need.