A Modesto fatal pedestrian collision occurred on December 10, 2018. The incident happened around 7:00 in the evening along Coffee Road, just north of Orangeburg Avenue. A 55-year-old man and another pedestrian were crossing when the man was hit by an oncoming 1990 GMC pickup truck. Medical personnel were called to the scene to transport him to a local hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries during hospitalization. His identity has been withheld pending the notification of his family members.
I would like to extend my condolences to the loved ones of the man who lost his life in this tragic accident.
Investigation of the Modesto Fatal Pedestrian Collision
The cause of the pedestrian accident is under investigation by the Modesto Police Department. Information of the other pedestrian involved in the incident was not immediately available as they reportedly left the scene and could not be located. So far, intoxication and speeding do not appear to have played as factors in the collision.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents are often attributed to motorist error. Since operating a motor vehicle holds the potential for a fatal accident, drivers must exercise due care for unexpected occurrences on the road. Some of the reasons a driver may be considered negligent for a crash include driving aggressively without regard for others on the road, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, distracted driving, and more. Proving negligence in such instances is necessary for recovering damages in a personal injury or wrongful death case.
Pedestrian Accidents and Wrongful Death
Pedestrians are vulnerable to the dangers surrounding them on the road. When a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle, they are likely to suffer serious injuries and wrongful death in some extreme cases. If a pedestrian accident fatality is attributed to driver error, the family of the decedent may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party for damages incurred. To learn what specific damages may be recovered in these cases, watch the following YouTube video. Those with questions with their particular case should reach out to an experienced wrongful death attorney in Modesto.
How a Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Help
The loss of a loved one is devastating, especially for those who lost someone in a pedestrian accident due to negligence on the part of a driver. Matters are often compounded when a preventable accident leaves surviving family members with financial hardships and mental anguish. When this happens, those who remain should not hesitate to ask for assistance when it is needed. An experienced Modesto wrongful death lawyer can help grieving families and protect their best interests as they focus on mourning and recovery.
Modesto Wrongful Death Attorney
I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto wrongful death attorney. When a person suffers wrongful death in a pedestrian accident, his or her surviving family members also suffer. Anyone who has lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent party should call me at (209) 227-1931 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400 to receive compassionate, free and friendly advice.
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Modesto Fatal Pedestrian Collision: AutoAccident.com
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