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Safety Tips for Pedestrians in Modesto

Safety Tips for Pedestrians in Modesto

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury lawyer. Walking is an essential advantage to everyone as it assists in maintaining a healthy weight, improves your mood and strengthens your muscles and bones. To others, walking may be their primary means of transportation. Whether taking to the road as a pedestrian for health benefits or transportation, it is essential to stay safe and do everything within your power to ensure your safety on the road.

Why Pedestrian Safety is Important 

Tips for Bicycle Safety in Modesto

Tips for Bicycle Safety in Modesto

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury lawyer. Riding a bicycle is a great way to have fun and stay active. While bicycles serve as an environmentally-friendly way of getting around the city of Modesto, riders have a higher risk of injury or death than people riding in a car due to the lack of physical protection around their bodies. To limit the risk of severe injury in a bicycle accident, it is essential for all bicyclists to exercise safety precautions while riding.

Bicycle Safety Tips

Modesto Community Event Calendar

Modesto Community Event Calendar

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto Personal Injury Lawyer. Modesto is a historical, cultural, and economic center of Stanislaus County. It is the largest city in Stanislaus County with a 6.5% population increase from 2000 to 2010. The more people in Modesto, the bigger your opportunities are to go outside and connect with your community. Whether you’re a fan of theater, fashion, or live concert tours, I have an event for you listed below.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: Broadway Musical

Driver and Passenger Experiences in Rollover Crashes

Driver and Passenger Experiences in Rollover Crashes

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto Personal Injury Lawyer. Different types of car accidents can happen, and one of the most worrisome types regarding injury occurrence and severity is a rollover crash. These types of accidents have been studied extensively to determine what happens inside the vehicle and how they can be prevented.

A rollover crash is a particularly serious accident where a vehicle performs one or more flips as it rolls across the road or down a hill. A car may only make a one-quarter turn onto its side, or it could make a complete rotation where it lands back on its wheels. A rollover crash can also lead to multiple rotations, creating a particularly harrowing experience for whoever is inside the vehicle. Regardless of how it happens, it typically results in substantial damage to a car and can lead to serious injuries for the occupants.

Pedestrian Accidents and the Elderly

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury lawyer. Walking is sometimes the primary means of transportation for those over the age of 65. This further implies that there is a high risk of pedestrian injury and mortality among this age group. The reason why the elderly are particularly vulnerable as pedestrians is due in large to physical problems, sensory issues and difficulty in executive functioning they may experience as they age. All of these complications can become a crucial safety concern as the elderly take walks down the road. To better understand the nature of pedestrian accidents and the elderly, continue reading below.

Elderly Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Ceres Hit and Run Accident Fatally Injures Bicyclist

Ceres Hit and Run Accident Fatally Injures Bicyclist

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury lawyer. A hit and run accident claimed the life of a bicyclist in south Ceres on June 15, 2018. Officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) were dispatched to the scene of a hit and run along Service Road and Moffett Road shortly after 6:00 p.m. Upon arrival, CHP officers discovered an injured bicyclist who appeared to have been thrown off their BMX bike after being struck by an oncoming vehicle. Unfortunately, the bicyclist succumbed to their injuries a short time after the crash. The Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as 27-year-old Aaron Bryant of Ceres.

My thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of the man who lost his life in this tragic accident.

Tips on Swimming Pool Safety

Tips on Swimming Pool Safety

I’m Ed Smith a Modesto personal injury lawyer. Swimming pool season is here and causes many accidental drownings every year. Over half of those who suffer near drownings require hospitalization and some of those suffer permanent brain injuries or damage that affects them for the rest of their lives. Children are particularly vulnerable to accidental and near drownings.

Preventing Entrapment and Drownings

Patterson Man Killed in Single Vehicle Accident

Patterson Man Killed in Single Vehicle Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury lawyer. A single-vehicle accident in northeast Patterson claimed the life of a man on June 3, 2018. The incident occurred along Las Palmas Avenue in the vicinity of Elm Avenue shortly before 7:00 in the morning. A man was driving his 2012 Toyota eastbound along Las Palmas Avenue when he reportedly lost control of his vehicle and drifted off the road. The Toyota struck two palm trees in the area and, unfortunately, caused the driver to suffer fatal injuries at the scene. Officials have identified the victim as 24-year-old Jonathan Ausseintine of Patterson.

I would like to send my condolences to those grieving the loss of their loved one during this heart-wrenching time.

Auto Accident Fatally Injures Man Near Escalon

Auto Accident Fatally Injures Man Near Escalon

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury lawyer. A three-vehicle accident caused injuries to three parties and claimed the life of one near Escalon during the morning of June 2, 2018. The crash occurred shortly after 5:50 a.m. along Highway 120 in the vicinity of Sutliff Road where an eastbound GMC Yukon Denali veered into the westbound lane of travel. A westbound Subaru attempted to avoid the GMC in its path but was unsuccessful as the Ford pickup truck behind it struck the GMC head-on. The Subaru was clipped in the process but, fortunately, its driver escaped injuries in the serious collision. Emergency personnel transported the Ford driver via air ambulance to an area hospital for treatment of major injuries while the two passengers in the GMC were taken by ground ambulance to the hospital. Sadly, the driver of the GMC was declared deceased at the scene due to the severity of their sustained injuries.

I would like to send my thoughts and prayers to those mourning the loss of their loved one during this devastating time. My wishes for a speedy and full recovery go out to the individuals injured in this tragic accident.

Drunk Driving Accident Injures Four Near Modesto

Drunk Driving Accident Injures Four Near Modesto

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto auto accident lawyer. Drunk driving is suspected as a factor in a car accident that occurred in Modesto on June 2, 2018. At approximately 2:55 in the morning, emergency personnel responded to a call of a traffic collision along Oakdale Road at La Force Drive near Naraghi Lake. Upon arrival, crews discovered a pickup truck and a hatchback involved in the crash. Four parties, including the two motorists and their passengers, were taken to area hospitals for treatment. An update on their conditions has not yet been released by officials.

Accident Investigation

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