Hit-and-Run Accident Fatally Injures Man Near Manteca

Hit-and-Run Accident Fatally Injures Man Near Manteca

Hit-and-Run Accident Fatally Injures Man Near Manteca

I’m Ed Smith, a Manteca car accident lawyer. A pedestrian was walking in Manteca during the evening hours of Sunday, November 5, 2017. The pedestrian was hit by an oncoming vehicle that fled the scene upon impact. Unfortunately, the pedestrian succumbed to their injuries at the scene.

Our thoughts and condolences are with the loved ones of the party that passed away in this senseless, heart-wrenching tragedy.

What Happened?

Officers from the Manteca Police Department were dispatched to the scene of a pedestrian accident along the 1200 block of West Lathrop Road in the vicinity of North Union Road at approximately 8:40 pm. When officials arrived, they located an injured 34-year-old male pedestrian at the scene. The area was closed for several hours by authorities to conduct a hit-and-run investigation.

Indentity of Victim Remains Unknown

The identity of the victim has not yet been released by the San Joaquin County Coroner’s Office. It usually takes a few days for officials to identify and notify next of kin of the deceased. Once that has been accomplished, the Coroner will release victim identity to the public.

Pedestrian Accidents During the Night

When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle during the night hours, with no witnesses, it can oftentimes be difficult to determine fault. The driver of a motor vehicle involved in a pedestrian accident may make the statement to an official that the pedestrian came out of nowhere and they did not have the chance to avoid a collision. A Traffic Collision Report may take the word of the driver, leaving the family members of an injured or deceased pedestrian with emotional distress and many, unanswered questions. This is where the assistance of an experienced Manteca personal injury lawyer is crucial in receiving fair compensation. An attorney with years of experience will investigate the accident scene, see if any video exists that captured the incident, interview witnesses, look at the clothing the pedestrian was wearing and investigate the lighting infrastructures in the area. Your injury lawyer can also utilize accident reconstructionists to prove liability (fault) in a case. For more information contact an experienced lawyer.

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