An unidentified 27-year-old man from Turlock was killed due to a fatal pedestrian accident in Merced on Monday morning, November 2.
According to the local authorities’ initial reports, the fatal accident transpired at around 4:54 a.m. on Golden State Boulevard just north of Griffith Avenue.
The unidentified Turlock resident was initially involved in another incident north of Daubenger Road.
The Turlock man went out of his vehicle and was later struck by a Toyota Tacoma traveling south at around 50 mph. The Toyota driver attempted to move away from the pedestrian but could not completely avoid him in time. The pedestrian was fatally injured in the accident. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Toyota driver remained at the scene and dialed 911. The driver cooperated with local authorities. He was uninjured from the mishap. It is unclear whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the deadly accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident Investigation is Underway
Local authorities are currently investigating the case. Witnesses who can provide additional information about the accident are urged to contact Officer J. Salas (209)356-6600.
Pedestrians currently make up a large percentage of traffic fatalities in the past 33 years. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. have increased by 27 percent from 2007-2016 while other traffic-related deaths decreased by 14 percent. Some common reasons for pedestrian accidents are negligent driving, speeding, and drivers failing to yield to pedestrians.
When facing cases like this, it’s vital to have an experienced Merced County wrongful death attorney specializing in fatal pedestrian accidents to conduct an independent investigation. Attorneys have the resources that can help them prove the negligence of the liable party. They can re-interview important witnesses, review relevant surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain the responsible party’s phone and texting records.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Merced County
While waiting for the official investigation results, the victim’s family is encouraged to pursue a wrongful death claim with their attorney’s assistance. Through the wrongful death claim, the victim’s family can seek compensation for the damages (such as loss of income and companionship, pain and suffering, funeral expenses, and emotional distress) that the pedestrian accident has caused them.
Attorneys can serve as a compassionate, helpful legal guide during this difficult time for the grieving family. They will vigorously fight for their client’s rights and best interests while ensuring that the liable party will be held accountable for their negligence. Attorneys can also negotiate with insurance companies on behalf of their clients to ensure they are compensated fairly.
If you have a nagging suspicion that someone is to blame for the death of your spouse or family member, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death and the experience to ensure that you get fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout California, with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego, and are happy to visit you at your home or office. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney in California.