Hit-and-Run Accident Fatally Injures Modesto Man

Hit-and-Run Accident Fatally Injures Modesto Man

Hit-and-Run Accident Fatally Injures Modesto Man

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury lawyer. A hit-and-run accident occurred in northeast Modesto during the evening hours of Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Unfortunately, a local man lost his life in the collision.

We would like to extend our thoughts of sympathy to the loved ones of Mr. Lewis during their time of bereavement.

What Happened?

A man was driving his 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage along Floyd Avenue in the vicinity of Bahia Way at approximately 11:00 pm. The man was attempting to park his vehicle along Floyd Avenue when he was struck by a 2004 Honda Civic. The Honda driver allegedly fled the scene following the collision and left the man behind to suffer from his serious injuries.

Nature of Injuries

Medical personnel arrived to give medical assistance to the Mitsubishi driver. Upon arrival, paramedics discovered him unresponsive in his vehicle. He was transported to an area hospital but, unfortunately, passed away during treatment.

Identity of Victim

Officials have identified the victim of the hit-and-run accident as 51-year-old Timothy Lewis of Modesto.

What Caused the Accident?

The cause of the accident is not yet known due to an ongoing investigation. However, investigators suspect speed as a factor in the collision.

Good Samaritans Capture Suspect

Residents in the area followed the driver of the Honda and updated dispatchers of their whereabouts. The suspect did not get too far before being detained by officials.

Hit-and-Run Suspect Faces Serious Charges

The driver of the Honda was reportedly on probation at the time of the collision. He is charged with felony hit-and-run, felony DUI causing injury or death and murder. He is being held without bond for these charges.

Hit-and-Run Accidents

Hit-and-run accidents oftentimes have devastating effects on their victims. These accidents present unique challenges as the suspect driver and vehicle are not always located, leaving a victim clueless as to how they will be compensated for their losses. Those who are insured through Uninsured Motorist Protection (UM) may recover compensation for their damages. Filing a claim against a UM policy can be time-consuming and stressful as it requires substantial evidence. It is important to protect your right to fair compensation with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Modesto.

Loved One Forever Remembered

Timothy Allen Lewis was loved by his family. He was a devoted father of four children and four grandchildren. He is remembered by those who surrounded him for his kind and loving soul. A GoFundMe account has been set up by the loved ones of Lewis to cover his memorial expenses.

Modesto Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury lawyer. Auto accidents can be devastating to those involved. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, please call me at (209) 227-1931 for free, friendly advice. You may also dial me toll-free at (800) 404-5400.

I’ve assisted Modesto families in retrieving just restitution for their personal injury and wrongful death claims since 1982.

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