Deadly Head-On Collision in Temecula
Mary Mercado, 22, died on Monday morning in Temecula as the result of a head-on collision.
The incident took place on November 15th on Rancho California Road at Via Vueltas.
According to reports, Mercado was driving a Ford Escape when she collided head-on with a red sedan around 11:30 a.m.
It is unclear, however, what caused the collision.
Mercado was sadly pronounced dead at the scene and two others were taken to a hospital with unspecified injuries.
Investigators are actively working to determine liability.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mary Mercado.
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.
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.