Alison Pernsteiner, Xavier Gurr Seriously Injured in Merced County Crash on Highway 140


Alison Pernsteiner, Xavier Gurr Injured in Merced County Collision on Highway 140

Alison Pernsteiner, Xavier Gurr Injured in Merced County Collision on Highway 140

Merced County, California – Two people were seriously injured in a Merced County crash suspected to have involved a drunk driver early Saturday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The incident took place in the area of North Gurr Road and Highway 140 at around 4:29 a.m. November 8.

According to CHP, Xavier Gurr, 31, of Turlock was driving a Nissan Altima south on Gurr Road when he failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection with Highway 140 and collided with a 2014 freightliner traveling west on Highway 140.

The truck caught fire following the accident.

The big rig’s driver, Jose Garcia, 64, of Planada, sustained minor injuries.

Gurr and his passenger, Alison Pernsteiner, 30, of Turlock, sustained major injuries. Gurr was taken to Memorial Hospital in Los Banos while Pernsteiner was taken to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto.

Gurr was also arrested on suspicion of DUI.

The accident is under investigation.

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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