Haomiao Zhang, Ao Yang, Linjunche Seyache Seriously Injured in Angels Camp Car Accident on Highway 4 near Pool Station Road
Calaveras County, California (February 19, 2020) – Haomiao Zhang, 20, Ao Yang, 20, Minhao Liang, 19, and Linjunche Seyache, 19, all from Davis, were seriously injured Saturday morning in a two-vehicle crash in the Angels Camp area of Calaveras County.
The fatal accident happened at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 15 on Highway 4, just east of Pool Station Road.
According to a report by the California Highway Patrol, Zhang was driving his 2016 Lexus RX350 eastbound on Highway 4 at an unknown rate of speed when, for unknown reasons, the Lexus crossed over the double yellow lines on a curve and collided with a 2019 Toyota RAV 4 that was traveling westbound, driven by Jeffrey Heffington, 60, of Chowchilla.
As a result of the collision, the Lexus crashed into a traffic sign and flipped over.
Jeffrey and his passenger, Sheila Heffington, 58, of Chowchilla, were taken to a hospital, where they later succumbed to their injuries.
Zhang and his passengers, Yang, Liang, and Seyache, were all transported to a hospital with major injuries.
Authorities said alcohol nor drugs were suspected factors in the crash.
Highway 4 was shut down for approximately one hour as the investigation and clean up took place.
The accident remains under investigation.
According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary so as clearly uncover the circumstances surrounding the collision. “An attorney will also help the victim to navigate all the legal processes in pursuit of fair compensation and justice. Car accident claims are rarely straightforward, and, regardless of the circumstances involved, liable insurance companies will often do everything possible to limit their out-of-pocket expenses by either devaluing or outright denying your claim. It is crucial, therefore, that you have an experienced attorney on your side,” said Arin.