Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident Modesto

 Police_Crown_Victoria_Police_Interceptor

Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident Modesto

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury lawyer. Investigators from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) are searching for a motorist that caused a fatal collision along Highway 99 in Modesto during the early morning hours of Saturday, January 21, 2017. This motorist fled from the scene of the crash and also left their vehicle behind.

What Happened?

A motorist was behind the wheel of their white Honda driving along the northbound lanes of Highway 99 in the vicinity of Ninth Street at approximately 4:20 am. For unknown reasons, this driver sideswiped a motor home that was traveling in the slow lane. This caused both of the vehicles to veer off the roadway and onto the shoulder of the highway. The impact from the automobile collision caused the motor home to land on its left side. The driver of the Honda ran from their vehicle, leaving behind the injured occupants of the motor home.

Were They Injured?

The motor home was carrying three occupants, all of which were residents of Washington. The motorist of the motor home was in his sixties, the front seat passenger was in his fifties and the passenger that was at the rear of the motor home was in her eighties. The driver and the front seat passenger were transported to the hospital to be treated for major injuries. Sadly, the elderly woman that was sitting in the rear of the motor home passed away at the scene. She was later identified by authorities as 83-year-old Hubertina Koch, of Vancouver, Washington.

Our condolences are with the loved ones of these three victims that suffered injuries in this devastating hit-and-run accident.

Authorities Searching for Hit-and-Run Driver

The driver of the white Honda fled from the scene of this fatal accident. The driver left behind their vehicle, which was registered in the city of Ceres. A Ceres police officer and police dog responded to the scene to locate the hit-and-run suspect. Sadly, they were unable to locate their whereabouts. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) urges anyone with information about the suspect to contact their dispatch number at (209) 356-2900.

Modesto Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury lawyer. If you,or someone you love has suffered serious injuries or has passed away in an accident, please call me at (209) 227-1931 for free, friendly advice. You may also reach me on my toll-free number at (800) 404-5400.

My client reviews are here: Avvo (the attorney ranking website), Yelp and Google Plus.

I am proud to be listed as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. We are a group of top-ranked United States trial lawyers with mutliple million dollar verdicts and settlements.

Browse my Previous Verdicts & Settlements here.

I am the founder of AutoAccident.com, the most detailed personal injury database of Northern California.

Content Source: http://www.modbee.com/news/local/crime/article127918909.html

Photograph Source: By Louis Rivera (Camera/computer) via Wikimedia Commons

:ds

Posted In:
Updated:

Client Reviews

  • Me and my wife; had a car accident. We were amazed how easy, professional, friendly attorney Ed Smith is along with his staff. Everybody is amazing. Thank you so much, we are very impressed!
    Sincerely,
    ★★★★★
  • Ed Smith and his office team took on a difficult personal injury case on my behalf and for the passenger in my car. Ed is a top- notch attorney. His staff couldn't have been more helpful and kind. No need to look elsewhere. I give Ed Smith my highest recommendation.
    ★★★★★
  • Ed and Robert have been taking great care of my husband and I for the past 5+ years. They are always there when you have a problem and a quick resolution! Even when the issues have nothing to do with them. They are willing to help ease the pain off your shoulders. They are as good as it gets! Thank you again for everything.
    ★★★★★
  • Very professional. Great team, staff and service all around. Mr Smith was very honest, straight forward with his advice. He gives the word "attorney" an honest reputation. I will seek his council anytime, and would recommend him at the drop of a dime.
    ★★★★★
  • I would highly recommend Ed Smith to any friends or family in need of a personal injury attorney. Ed, and his staff, are very caring on top of being very experienced in this field. The staff always keeps you informed of the status of your case and they are always easy to reach by phone.
    ★★★★★
  • Edward Smith law offices provide competent, thorough, and personable help for victims of personal injury. When you first meet the staff you know you contacted the right office. This law office treats clients like people. I recommend this office to anyone seeking representation regarding personal injury.
    ★★★★★