UPDATE: Yolo County, CA – Romeo Mendez-Lopez Killed in Fatal Head-On Collision on County Road 19
Yolo County, CA (January 29, 2019) On the 25th of January, a fatal head-on collision happened on County Road 19 at around 6:50 a.m. According to the reports, Romeo Mendez-Lopez was a passenger in a Honda that attempted to pass another vehicle on the road, and by doing so crossed the double yellow divider lane.
The Honda then collided head-on with a Ford driven by a 57-year-old woman named Bonnie Zentner. The impact of the collision caused Zentner’s vehicle to crash into a Chevrolet driven by 40-year-old Jesus Morales.
When the paramedics arrived, they found the driver of the Honda and Mendez-Lopez suffering from serious injuries and transported them to Kaiser Health Care for treatment. Unfortunately, Mendez-Lopez did not survive her injuries. They also transported Zentner to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. Morales was the only one who was unharmed from the accident.
The police are currently investigating the accident to determine causation and liability.
We are deeply saddened by the news of Mendez-Lopez dying in this accident. We send our condolences to Mendez-Lopez’s family as they grieve for the loss of their loved one. We also hope Zentner and the driver of the Honda fully recover from their injuries.
Head-On Collisions in California
Most head-on collisions occur whenever drivers are being reckless on the road. Most reckless behavior consists of drivers trying to operate their vehicles while under the influence. Unfortunately, this usually results in serious damages because they lose control of their vehicles and disregard traffic laws, ultimately putting themselves and others in harm’s way.
The police are currently investigating this accident to determine if drugs or alcohol played a role in causing this collision. Depending on their findings, it’s likely that a wrongful death lawsuit as well as personal injury lawsuits will be filed.
At Brady Law Group, our attorneys specialize in both personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. We have relationships with some of the best forensic scientists who are able accurately assess an accident and determine causation and liability. If you or someone you know lost a loved one in a head-on collision, call 866-478-6483 for a free consultation today.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.