Andres Salinassaucedo and Nicolas Perez Injured in Head-On Collision on El Capitan Way near Santa Fe Drive, Sunday Morning


Andres Salinassaucedo Arrested after Merced County DUI Accident on El Capitan Way near Santa Fe Drive

Andres Salinassaucedo and Nicolas Perez Injured in Head-On Collision at El Capitan Way and Santa Fe Drive Sunday Morning

Merced County, California – Andres Salinassaucedo, 20, of Atwater, was arrested Sunday morning following a Merced County DUI accident on El Capitan Way.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Salinassaucedo was driving a 2011 Mercedes-Benz C300 eastbound on El Capitan Way just west of Santa Fe Drive, at about 30 to 40 mph.

For yet undetermined reasons, Salinassaucedo allowed his vehicle to cross the center line and collided head-on with a Chevrolet 3500 pickup towing a flatbed trailer, driven by Nicolas Torres Perez, 39, of Livingston.

The Collision was reported at around 10:24 a.m. on October 18.

Salinassaucedo suffered moderate to major injuries and was flown to the hospital. He was also determined to have been driving under the influence and was placed under arrest.

Perez sustained minor injuries and he declined medical treatment, CHP said.

No further details about the accident were provided.

The CHP is investigating the accident.

Arin Khodaverdian, CEO and Managing Attorney of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights. Swift action by an intelligent and experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

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While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. We have numerous other 6-figure settlements within 30 days. While these results are atypical and do not predict future outcomes, justice in these cases helped bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the families.”

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