A grandmother and her granddaughter were seriously hurt after getting struck by a passing vehicle in northwestern Modesto on Monday morning, September 13.
The crash transpired at approximately 8:00 a.m. at the intersection of West Orangeburg Avenue and Martin Avenue in Modesto. An 8-year-old girl was walking across the intersection with her 54-year-old grandmother when an eastbound sedan suddenly struck them for unclear reasons.
Emergency personnel later arrived at the scene and found the two pedestrians on the roadway. The 8-year-old girl sustained serious injuries in the crash; she was airlifted to an area hospital for treatment. Meanwhile, the grandmother sustained moderate injuries to her leg. She was also taken to an area hospital for treatment.
The driver that struck the two pedestrians remained at the scene and 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 Ryan Olson at OlsonR@Modestopd.com.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
In the United States, pedestrian traffic accidents have become a significant concern. On average, a pedestrian accident that results in death occurs every 88 seconds. 5,977 pedestrians died in car accidents in the United States in 2017. There were 137,000 crash-related injuries treated in emergency rooms in 2017 that were not fatal. The road is an exceptionally dangerous place for pedestrians. As they are unprotected and vulnerable, they are most at risk of serious injury in the event of a serious accident.
In California, pedestrian accidents have been on the increase. Nearly 1,200 pedestrians were killed in 2017, an increase of around one-quarter from the year before. Over 14,000 pedestrians were injured in the meantime. Pedestrian accidents are typically caused by distracted driving, speeding, intoxicated drivers, and drivers failing to yield the right way.
Stanislaus County Personal Injury Attorney for Victims of Pedestrian Accidents
Dealing with a pedestrian injury that takes time to heal is very hard. It could cause significant trauma in a victim’s personal life, such as in their work and family. If the victims try to defend themselves, they will likely be left vulnerable. The victims are advised to use a lawyer to pursue a personal injury claim. Attorneys can help their clients get a fair settlement by negotiating with insurance companies on their behalf, which can happen through a personal injury claim.
Contact Arash Law if you believe that someone else is responsible for your loved one’s death or injury. You can seek justice and ensure that you get proper compensation because we have the resources and experience to do so. We’re conveniently located throughout California, with locations in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego. To receive a free consultation with a California personal injury attorney, call (888) 488-1391.