[04-24-2024] San Joaquin County, CA – 31-Year-Old Man Seriously Injured After Pedestrian Vs. Vehicle Crash Near Tracy

[04-24-2024] 31-Year-Old Man Seriously Injured After Pedestrian Vs. Vehicle Crash Near TracyA 31-year-old man was seriously injured after a pedestrian vs. vehicle crash near Tracy on Wednesday evening, April 24, 2024.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident happened at about 8:50 p.m. along Bethany Road west of Reeve Road.

CHP stated that the pedestrian was attempting to cross Bethany from the north shoulder of the roadway when he was struck by a westbound vehicle, a 2021 Subaru. The impact of the collision threw the man back to the north shoulder with major injuries. He was then transported to San Joaquin General Hospital for treatment.

The Subaru driver, later identified as a 36-year-old man from Stockton, was reportedly uninjured and remained at the scene to cooperate with the authorities. CHP has since ruled out the possibility of drug or alcohol impairment as a factor in the incident.

Additional details were not immediately available. Anyone with information is asked to contact the CHP and assist with the ongoing investigation.

Get In Touch With Our Renowned Pedestrian Accident Lawyers In San Joaquin County

Pedestrians have an entitlement to safety equal to individuals who are driving cars and riding motorcycles in San Joaquin County. If a driver’s negligence caused you or your loved one damage or wrongful death as a pedestrian, you might be eligible for financial compensation. Seek help from our San Joaquin County injury law firm, and we’d be more than happy to provide it.

Get legal guidance from our renowned San Joaquin County pedestrian accident lawyers. With the aid of our legal team, under the direction of Arash Khorsandi, Esq., you can submit a claim and receive the highest amount of compensation for your injuries or those of a deceased family member. Our clients have received a total of over $500 million in compensation.

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Actions To Take After A Pedestrian Accident In San Joaquin County, CA

When you are injured in a vehicle crash, it can be difficult to think clearly. However, the things you say and do at the scene might have a substantial impact on the result of your claim against the entity responsible for the accident. These suggestions might assist you in preventing any actions that could potentially diminish the worth of your personal injury claim:

  1. Contact the authorities immediately when the accident happens and make sure an officer generates an accident report.
  2. Capture images of your wounds, the location, damage to property, the weather conditions, the condition of the road, and the vehicle that collided with you.
  3. Capture images of the responsible driver’s license, insurance card, and license plate.
  4. Obtain the names and contact details of all individuals who witnessed the incident or might have observed any relevant information.
  5. Seek medical attention promptly and inform a healthcare provider about all areas of your body that are affected.
  6. Maintain a record of your injuries and the process of recovery in a notebook, documenting your emotions, the medical care you receive, and the expenses you incur.
  7. Refrain from communicating with the insurance adjuster or agreeing to a settlement proposal until you consult with a knowledgeable attorney. Furthermore, avoid admitting fault. This is one of the common mistakes people tend to make following any vehicular accident.
  8. Avoid using social media and refrain from sharing any information about your accident or its details.
  9. Get in touch with our pedestrian accident attorneys in California promptly to talk about your situation. Our team answers the questions and concerns of many victims.

If you’re having trouble securing the accident report from the authorities or an insurer keeps on calling you about the accident, our California pedestrian accident lawyers can assist you in communicating with them.


Pedestrian Accident Statistics

The number of pedestrian injuries and fatalities remains high in the country. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 7,388 pedestrians were killed, and an estimated 60,000 pedestrians were injured nationwide in 2021. This is a staggering 13% increase from the already alarming percentages recorded from the previous year.

That said, this concerning rate of pedestrian accidents isn’t because of the government’s lack of effort in resolving it. The California Department of Transportation is building more roundabouts, and the Office of Traffic Safety is funding pedestrian assessments in cities with high collision rates. Furthermore, education about pedestrian safety has seen a 40% increase in funding over the past three years.

When motorists fail to yield to pedestrians or brake too abruptly, tragic results can be seen in the form of pedestrian deaths and injuries. The best course of action if you intend to pursue legal action is to consult experienced legal counsel. San Joaquin County, in particular, tallied 246 pedestrian deaths and injuries in 2023, as per the Transportation Injury Mapping System.

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