Tracy Pedestrian Accident Fatally Injures Man
I’m Ed Smith, a Tracy personal injury lawyer. A man was walking his dog in central Tracy on the night of Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Unfortunately, an unforeseen pedestrian accident claimed the life of the man and his dog.
I would like to express my sincere thoughts and condolences to the friends and family of Mr. Amador Jr. during this challenging time.
Officers from the Tracy Police Department received a report of a pedestrian accident along the 100 block of East 11th Street at approximately 10:43 pm. Paramedics were dispatched to the scene to transport the injured pedestrian to the San Joaquin County General Hospital. Unfortunately, their efforts were unsuccessful, and the victim succumbed to his injuries shortly after midnight.
Identity of Victim
The San Joaquin County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of the pedestrian accident as 34-year-old Juan Amador Jr.
A cause of the pedestrian accident has not yet been decided due to an ongoing investigation. The driver of the vehicle reportedly remained at the scene and cooperated with officials. Authorities do not suspect alcohol or drugs as factors in the collision.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
A vast majority of pedestrian accidents occur due to the inattentiveness or negligence of a motorist. Some of the common causes of these accidents include:
- Disobeying traffic signals or signs
- Distracted driving
- Drunk Driving
- Failing to yield to pedestrians
- Making illegal turns
- Not checking for pedestrians before turning
Any individual who is struck by a moving vehicle is likely to suffer a pedestrian injury due to their lack of protection. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that nearly 129,000 pedestrians were hospitalized for traffic accident injuries in 2015 alone. This may include bone fractures, internal injuries, amputations and traumatic brain injuries. Any type of injury a pedestrian sustains can result in a long path to recovery and high medical costs. When a party has been injured in a pedestrian accident due to the negligence by another, an experienced personal injury attorney in Tracy can help in obtaining fair compensation for resulting damages.
Loved One Forever Remembered
Juan Amador Jr. was a beloved member of his family. He will be forever missed by those who loved him for his kind and caring soul. His loved ones have set up a GoFundMe account to cover the expenses of his funeral.
Tracy Personal Injury Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, a Tracy personal injury lawyer. Pedestrian accidents can result in life-changing injuries compounded by high medical expenses. If you or someone you love has suffered a severe injury in a crash caused by the negligence of another party, please call me at (209) 227-1931 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.
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