[11-26-2021] Merced County, CA – One Person Killed After a Deadly Pedestrian Crash near Yosemite Parkway and Almond Avenue

An unidentified 44-year-old man was killed after a fatal pedestrian crash at an intersection in Yosemite on Friday afternoon, November 26, 2021.

[11-26-2021] Merced County, CA - One Person Killed After a Deadly Pedestrian Crash near Yosemite Parkway and Almond AvenueThe accident transpired at approximately 6:00 p.m. near Yosemite Parkway and Almond Avenue.

A silver Ford Focus struck a male pedestrian near the Merced intersection for unclear reasons. The circumstances leading up to the accident have not been established.

Unfortunately, the unidentified male pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

The Ford Focus driver was uninjured in the mishap. The driver remained at the scene and willingly cooperated with authorities. Drugs and alcohol were not considered as factors in the crash.

Local authorities are further investigating the case. Witnesses that can give more information about the accident are urged to contact Officer Calcagno at (209) 388-7718 or by email at Calcagnom@cityofmerced.org.

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Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Pedestrian accidents are among the most deadly types of car accidents. Pedestrians are especially vulnerable to road hazards, accounting for the lion’s share of the problem. In the event of an accident, they are helpless.

Approximately one person dies every 88 minutes as a result of a deadly pedestrian collision. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2017, 5,977 pedestrians were killed in car accidents in the United States.

In 2017, an estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency rooms for non-fatal crash-related injuries.

Unfortunately, California’s roadways are not sufficiently safe for pedestrians. California has a pedestrian death rate that is 25% greater than the national average. Approximately 14,000 people were injured, and 893 people died due to deadly pedestrian incidents in 2018.

Merced County Fatal Pedestrian Accident Attorneys for Victims

Because California has a two-year statute of limitations, victims have two years from the accident date to pursue a wrongful death claim. Failure to do so may bar them from claiming compensation for the losses caused by the accident.

As a result, it is critical to file a wrongful death claim as quickly as feasible. After submitting a claim, one can seek advice from an experienced attorney.

Legal professionals have the skills and knowledge to help you with your claim. They can also represent you in insurance company negotiations to ensure you are appropriately rewarded.

Our Merced County pedestrian accident attorneys from Arash Law take the time to get to know our clients and their cases in-depth, allowing us to obtain the most favorable settlements or jury verdicts for them. Call our office at (888) 488-1391 today to speak with a lawyer about your accident.

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