[04-10-2022] Merced County, CA – One Person Killed After Being Fatally Struck by Two Different Vehicles on G Street

A pedestrian was killed in Merced after being hit twice by two different vehicles – first by a sedan and then by a police vehicle rushing to the scene on Sunday morning, April 10, 2022.

[04-10-2022] Merced County, CA - One Person Killed After Being Fatally Struck by Two Different Vehicles on G StreetThe first crash occurred around 5:15 a.m. on G Street, just north of 18th St.

Merced police say the driver of the sedan that hit the man then pulled into a nearby alley, and the victim came to rest in the traffic lane.

Soon after, a Merced Police patrol unit arriving on the scene hit the victim from the original collision.

Ambulance personnel tried to save the victim, but he succumbed to his injuries and was declared dead at the scene.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is now investigating the accident.

The police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the conclusion of the CHP investigation and the administrative investigation conducted by the Merced Police Department.

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Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Pedestrian accidents can lead to serious injuries and even death. Pedestrians, unlike car and motorcycle passengers, have no protection from being killed in a collision.

The number of pedestrian accidents in the United States is on the rise. Pedestrians have made up a large percentage of all traffic fatalities over the past three decades.

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, the number of pedestrian deaths in the United States increased by 27% between 2007 and 2016, while other types of traffic-related deaths decreased by 14%.

There are some of the most dangerous conditions for pedestrians in the United States to walk through in California. On any given day, the death toll in California exceeds that of the rest of the country by 25 percent. In 2018, 893 pedestrians were killed, and 14,000 were injured on California’s roads.

Merced County Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

When a family member dies unexpectedly, it can be difficult for them to cope. However, third parties may manipulate them, such as insurance companies. In order to prevent this from happening, you need an attorney on your side.

The deceased victim’s family is encouraged to seek legal counsel and file a wrongful death lawsuit once the official investigation is complete.

Such damages may include lost wages and companionship, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and emotional anguish, which the victim’s family may seek in a wrongful death claim.

Our Merced County pedestrian accident lawyers at Arash Law are here to help when it comes to pedestrian accident cases. Help is needed for both the victim’s family and for the community at large at this time. Call our office at (888) 488-1391 for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

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