Modesto Fatal Pedestrian Accident

Modesto Fatal Pedestrian Accident

Modesto Fatal Pedestrian Accident

Modesto Fatal Pedestrian Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto Auto Accident Attorney. A vehicle struck a pedestrian in Modesto during the early morning hours of Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Sadly, the pedestrian passed away as a result of the injuries she sustained in the accident.

What Happened?

The Modesto Police Department reported that a car struck a pedestrian at approximately 5:45 am on the block of 3100 McHenry Avenue. The pedestrian was pushing a shopping cart to the south of McHenry Avenue at the time of the crash. The female pedestrian had been crossing Woodrow and Rumble avenues when she was struck down by a vehicle. The vehicle was identified as a 2014 Nissan Altima driven by 40-year-old Roberto Mendoza. Mendoza stopped at the scene of the accident. He also answered questions and cooperated with authorities investigating the crash.

Who Was the Victim?

The victim was later identified by the Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office as Sarah Getreu. She was 45-years-old.

What Caused the Accident?

It is still too soon to know. Investigators believe lack of sunlight may have contributed to the car crash.

Importance of Independent Investigation by Pedestrian Lawyer

When a pedestrian passes away in a accident involving a motor vehicle, it is crucial to seek the help of an experienced pedestrian attorney who can conduct a thorough investigation. Traffic collision reports prepared by investigating agencies are oftentimes inconclusive or in error. This can leave the family members and friends of the pedestrian who passed away with countless unanswered questions as to how and why their loved one died. Contact an experienced pedestrian attorney for more information.

Modesto Pedestrian and Auto Accident Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto Auto Accident Attorney. If you or someone you love has been injured as the result of an automobile versus pedestrian accident, please call me at (209) 227-1931 for free and friendly advice. I can also be reached toll-free at (800) 404-5400 for fast, free and friendly advice.

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