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Pedestrian Accident Fatality Reported on Carver Road in Modesto

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February 16, 2023
Edward Smith

Pedestrian Crash Fatality on Carver Road

The California Highway Patrol reported a fatality following a recent vehicle versus pedestrian crash on Carver Road and Kiernan Avenue in Modesto. The incident involved a Toyota Corolla and a GMC Acadia, according to investigators.

Details on the Pedestrian Crash Fatality on Carver Road in Modesto

Officials reported that a 20-year-old Modesto man was walking in the area when he was allegedly struck by the GMC. When he had got back on his feet following the initial collision, the Toyota crashed into him, according to CHP traffic officers.

The Toyota driver, a 17-year-old juvenile, and the GMC driver, a 30-year-old woman from Modesto, both pulled over and remained at the crash site. Officials indicated that both motorists were cooperative in the investigation.

The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital for immediate treatment. Sadly, the pedestrian succumbed to his injuries a few hours into hospitalization. Officials have not yet released additional information in connection with the car versus pedestrian collision on Carver Road and Kiernan Avenue.

Types of Recoverable Losses in Wrongful Death Pedestrian Accident Cases

Under California law, surviving family members may be entitled to financial recovery if a loved one was lost in an accident caused by an act of negligence. The purpose of economic and non-economic damages in a wrongful death action is intended to compensate survivors for losses that have resulted from the loss of life. While nothing may be done to undo the pain of losing a close relative or bring them back, an experienced California wrongful death attorney can help surviving family members seek reimbursement for treatment expenses before the death (recoverable via survival action), costs of a funeral and burial, mental anguish, loss of companionship, loss of income, and other losses.

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