Woman Hurt Following Highway 140 Collision

Two vehicles collided as the result of a stop-sign violation in Merced County Sunday morning. 

According to CHP, the accident took place on Highway 140 at 11:55 a.m. on April 10th.

23-year-old Bryan Gonzalez Alvarez was traveling north in a Volkswagen when he failed to stop for a stop sign. 

As a result, he collided with an Audi sedan causing the Audi to roll over. 

Due to the impact, both drivers suffered major injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment.

43-year-old Christina Hawley has been ID’d as the other person injured.

Authorities also issued a closure of Highway 140 and Cunningham Road for a period of time following the wreck.

Statistics have shown that approximately 70% of motor-vehicle accidents are a result of stop sign violations. These accidents often happen at an angle rather than head on and about one-third result in some sort of injury. 

Although stop signs are in place to prevent accidents, unfortunately not everyone adheres. This is why it is essential to always pay attention and avoid any distractions on the road. 

If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. 

It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident. 

If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.

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