Woman ID’d in Fatal Modesto Traffic Accident
An elderly woman was killed in a traffic accident last Friday in Modesto, California.
The fatal collision took place on July 22nd around 10:15 p.m. at the Modesto and Ceres border.
A southbound vehicle ran through a red light at the intersection of Morgan Road and Whitmore Avenue, thus colliding with a Ford Explorer.
The collision resulted in the vehicles crashing into two more vehicles.
Avina Loreto, 80, was the rear passenger of the Ford who sadly suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.
There were also three other occupants of the Ford who sustained minor to moderate injuries. All were treated at hospitals.
In addition, the driver of the car that ran the red light was also treated for moderate injuries and later arrested on DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Avinia Loreto.
Statistics from 2019 show that 846 people were killed in crashes that involved running a red light and about 143,000 people were injured.
In 2020, studies showed that the state of California reported 3,723 motor-vehicle deaths which was an increase from 2019.
In the U.S. one’s odds of dying in a car accident is around 1 in 107.
Always make sure to wear a seatbelt, obey traffic laws, and avoid distractions while driving.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.