According to news sources, a woman was killed Thursday in Stanislaus County when she collided with another vehicle on the roadway and subsequently a tree.
The 52-year-old woman was driving a 2003 Mercury traveling eastbound on Highway 132 when the accident occurred, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Traveling at an unknown speed, the woman apparently allowed her vehicle to drift towards the right shoulder of the roadway. She then attempted to correct herself and overcompensated, causing her vehicle to spin towards eastbound traffic. Her vehicle collided with a 1999 Chevrolet.
The driver of the Chevrolet attempted to avoid collision and reportedly hit his brakes but was unsuccessful and the woman’s car crashed into the rear left side of his vehicle. The woman’s vehicle continued to spin out of control until it collided with a tree on the drivers side door. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The three occupants of the Chevrolet sustained minor injuries.
As a personal injury lawyer, I offer my sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. If you veer off the side of the road do not panic and overcompensate your steering. When behind the wheel always prepare for the unexpected to occur and leave yourself a way out in case of emergency. If you or a loved one were hurt in an auto crash, speak with a San Jose car accident lawyer to discuss your legal options.