[06-15-2024] Merced County, CA – Man Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle on Highway 59

[06-15-2024] Man Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle on Highway 59A man was injured after being struck by a vehicle in Merced County on Saturday morning, June 15, 2024.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision happened around 8:30 a.m. on Highway 59 and Reilly Road.

Authorities stated that a man in his mid-20s to 30s ran into the roadway, and a semi-truck managed to swerve past him. However, the Honda Civic traveling behind the semi-truck failed to avoid the pedestrian, resulting in the collision.

Upon arrival of the police, the victim was found lying on the roadway with injuries. He was airlifted to a Modesto hospital and is in critical condition. Details on his identity were not provided as of writing.

Police said the Civic driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Additional details on the crash have yet to be released by the authorities.

Police work is underway.

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Actions To Take After A Pedestrian Accident In Merced County

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, 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. Keep a notebook to record your injuries and recovery process, including 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. Contact our pedestrian accident attorneys in California promptly to discuss 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 percent 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 an experienced legal counsel. Merced County, in particular, tallied 85 pedestrian deaths and injuries in 2023, as per the Transportation Injury Mapping System.

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