An unidentified pickup truck driver was killed after getting struck by multiple vehicles near Delhi on early Sunday morning, October 10.
The fatal crash took place on northbound Highway 99, near Shanks Road in Delhi, at approximately 1:25 a.m. The unidentified man was driving a 2012 Dodge Ram pickup when, for unclear reasons, he crashed into a construction barrier on northbound Highway 99.
Due to the severity of the impact, his vehicle was overturned, and he was ejected from his pickup truck. The pickup truck driver was then struck by four other northbound vehicles.
The drivers that struck the victim pulled over and willingly cooperated with authorities. Unfortunately, the pickup truck driver succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not been disclosed.
Local authorities are further investigating the case. Witnesses that can provide additional information about the accident are urged to contact Officer Bautista at 209-356-6600.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics
When a pedestrian is involved in an accident, it is much more likely to sustain fatal injuries than other motorists on the roadway protected by airbags and seat belts. Pedestrian deaths in the United States have risen sharply in recent years. As a percentage of all traffic-related deaths, pedestrian deaths increased by 27% from 2007 to 2016, while other traffic-related deaths decreased by 14%.
Pedestrians in California need to be extra cautious. This is a sad reality of life in California. Even if drivers are required by law to follow specific procedures, any Californian who walks frequently will tell you that most drivers in the state do not follow the rules. Careless or drunk drivers frequently cause accidents involving pedestrians. The pedestrian accident was caused in this instance by a drunk driver.
Merced County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents
According to state law, a pedestrian accident lawsuit must be filed in California within two years of the date of the accident. There is a strict time limit on when you must file a case to be compensated for your injuries and losses due to a pedestrian accident.
Therefore, it’s critical to file a wrongful death lawsuit as soon as possible. The family of the victim may seek the counsel of an experienced attorney when filing a claim. Attorneys can help you win your case because they have the resources and expertise. They can also protect your interests in negotiations with insurance companies so that you receive fair compensation.
A pedestrian accident lawyer may be of assistance if you need one. We have skilled wrongful death attorneys on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week at Arash Law. In addition, our legal team will launch an investigation right away to gather evidence while it is still fresh.
When it comes to settlement negotiations and potential litigation, we can handle everything from dealing with the insurance company to calculating your damages. You can call our hotline (888) 488-1391 to get in touch with a wrongful death lawyer at our firm for a no-obligation consultation.