Major Injury Pedestrian Accident Occurs in Ceres

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May 07, 2024
Edward Smith

Ceres Major Injury Pedestrian Accident on State Route 99

A major injury pedestrian accident occurred on May 6 in Ceres when a man stepped out of his vehicle. The crash happened along southbound S.R. 99 just north of the East Keyes Road off-ramp southeast of Modesto around 5:54 a.m. The person who called and reported the incident to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said he was the driver who struck the pedestrian. 

Major Injury Pedestrian Accident Occurs When Driver Exits His Vehicle

The caller allegedly told police he was not expecting the man to get out of his vehicle, and he was too close to the lanes. He was at the scene when police arrived. Police found both vehicles on the right-hand side of the roadway. They were not blocking traffic. 

Vehicles Removed as Evidence in Major Injury Pedestrian Accident

Emergency medics with the fire department transported the pedestrian to a hospital with major injuries. Both of the vehicles were removed from the scene as evidence. The CHP traffic detectives are determining how the crash happened and will assign fault.

Motor Vehicle Accidents Injuring Pedestrians

Motor vehicles frequently injure pedestrians, including those standing outside their cars on roadsides. Trauma in a pedestrian accident can range from fractures and broken bones to severe brain injuries, spinal damage, and internal organ harm. Such injuries often require long hospital stays, leading to massive medical bills, loss of income from missing work, and significant physical and emotional distress. An experienced attorney can help victims of driver negligence recover financial losses and secure compensation for physical pain and emotional suffering.

Common Forms of Driver Negligence in Pedestrian Accidents

Driver negligence can lead to a major injury pedestrian accident in many ways in vehicle collisions. Noteworthy examples include:

  • Failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians at crosswalks
  • Distracting behaviors such as texting or making phone calls while driving
  • Speeding, especially in zones frequented by children or within residential areas
  • Ignoring stop signs or traffic signals
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Not adjusting driving behaviors for bad weather

Seeking Compensation for Pedestrian Injuries

Victims of negligent driving in Sacramento pedestrian accidents can seek compensation for:

  • Medical bills: Victims can recover costs for ambulance services, hospital stays, surgeries, doctor visits, medication, and rehabilitation. Out-of-pocket expenses for things like gasoline or parking are also recoverable with saved receipts. Further anticipated medical expenses are calculated and added to the claim by your lawyer if the injury persists.
  • Lost wages: Compensation for earnings lost due to work absence during recovery is recoverable. If the injury forces a lower-paying job or results in permanent disability, victims can claim the difference or lost earnings up to retirement.
  • Pain and suffering: Victims can claim compensation for both physical pain and emotional distress with the assistance of their injury lawyer.

In this presentation, injury attorney Ed Smith offers his advice on selecting an effective injury lawyer:


Modesto Pedestrian Injury Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto pedestrian injury accident lawyer. If you were struck by a car and injured due to a negligent driver, call us for a free consultation at (209) 227-1931. Alternatively, you can reach us for free, friendly advice at (800) 404-5400. Discover your options for recovering compensation and get answers to your questions by taking advantage of our free consultation offer. If you prefer, contact us online.

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Photo attribution: Image by Brian Merrill from Pixabay

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