[11-17-2021] Stanislaus County, CA – One Person Killed After a Deadly Pedestrian Crash in Turlock

One unidentified person was killed after a deadly pedestrian accident in Turlock on Wednesday afternoon, November 17.

[11-17-2021] Stanislaus County, CA - One Person Killed After a Deadly Pedestrian Crash in TurlockThe fatal crash transpired at approximately 5:00 p.m. in the area of Lander Avenue near Bernell Avenue in Turlock.

A northbound GMC Sierra traveling on Lander Avenue struck a 66-year-old woman walking across a marked crosswalk for unclear reasons.

The older woman was immediately taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. Unfortunately, she later succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.

The GMC driver remained at the scene and willingly cooperated with authorities. The driver was uninjured in the mishap.

It’s unclear whether drugs or alcohol were factors in the collision. Local authorities are further investigating the cause.

Witnesses that can give more information about the accident are urged to call Officer Martin Marquez at 209-668-5550, extension 6761. They can also call the Turlock Police Department at 209-668-5550, extension 6780, or email at tpdtipline@turlock.ca.us.

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Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics

There has been a significant increase in the number of pedestrian fatalities over the past 33 years. What’s the point? This is because pedestrians are more vulnerable to traffic hazards than are those riding in private vehicles.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2017, a whopping 16% of traffic fatalities involved pedestrians. In the United States, 5,977 pedestrians died in traffic accidents in 2017. One person dies every 88 minutes in a deadly pedestrian accident.

Several pedestrians are killed, and many are injured each year in California. Pedestrians in California face some of the worst dangers in the country. There are 25 percent more fatalities in California compared to the rest of the country. This year, 893 pedestrians have been killed, and 14,000 have been injured on California’s roads.

Distracted driving, speeding, drunkenness, and reckless driving are just a few of the factors that contribute to many of these pedestrian accidents. Drivers’ negligence is to blame for most of these accidents.

Stanislaus County Fatal Pedestrian Accident Attorney for Victims

Family members who have lost loved ones in a pedestrian accident may not know what to do next. In most cases, insurance companies are not on the customer’s side. This means they could easily be conned into accepting a settlement that falls far short of the true value of their case.

Hiring an experienced Stanislaus County pedestrian accident attorney from Arash Law is a good first step to the family’s road to recovery. An attorney can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the victim’s family.

The victim’s family can receive compensation for the damages the accident has caused them, such as loss of income, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and emotional distress through the wrongful death claim.

Are you looking for a reputable law firm to handle your case? Talk to a lawyer from Arash Law right now. Please contact us at (888) 488-1391 or stop by one of our locations in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, or San Diego for a free consultation.

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