Fatal Pedestrian Accident Modesto


Fatal Pedestrian Accident Modesto

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury lawyer. A pedestrian was walking in north Modesto during the early morning hours of Sunday, May 7, 2017 when they were struck by an oncoming vehicle. Sadly, the victim passed away as a result of his injuries.

What Happened?

A 52-year-old Modesto man was driving his 2005 Honda eastbound along Highway 219 in the vicinity of Tully Road at about 3:22 am. The man was traveling at 65 to 70 miles per hour when he noticed a dark object in the roadway. The man attempted to swerve to the right to avoid the object but could not. The man lost control of his vehicle which veered off the highway and came to a stop along the south side of the road. The man called 911 after the automobile accident.

Pedestrian Suffers Fatal Injuries

Officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) were dispatched to the scene. When they arrived, they discovered that the object the man claimed to have hit turned out to be a pedestrian. Unfortunately, the pedestrian passed away at the scene.

Our deepest sympathies are with the family members of the victim that passed away in this tragic pedestrian accident.

Preventing Pedestrian Accidents

It is always best for a motorist to exercise additional caution while driving. People walking along the street may be difficult to notice especially in dark areas. A pedestrian also carries the same duty as a driver to follow the rules of the road. As a pedestrian, always be sure to use a crosswalk, make eye contact with motorists while crossing the street and carry a flashlight with you at night. Following these safety precautions may protect you and others traveling along the roadway from a car or pedestrian accident. Consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer for more information.

Modesto Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyers

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury lawyer. If you or someone you love has been severely injured after an accident due to the fault of a negligent party, please call me promptly at (209) 227-1931 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.

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