An unidentified 43-year-old male pedestrian was killed after getting struck by a vehicle at an intersection in downtown Modesto on Tuesday night, September 2.
The fatal accident occurred at the intersection of 8th and 1 street. The pedestrian was walking across the intersection inside a crosswalk when he was suddenly struck by an oncoming vehicle. The vehicle the hit the man fled the scene. The male pedestrian was later found lying on the roadway by first responders. He was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Local authorities are currently pursuing the hit-and-run driver. His vehicle was described to be a 1994 to 2004 dark green Chevy pickup truck or GMC pickup truck, with tinted windows and a metal toolbox rack in the back of it.
Fatal Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident Investigation is Underway
Local authorities are currently investigating the deadly accident. Witnesses that can provide information about the suspect’s whereabouts are urged to contact the Stanislaus area Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636. It is apparent in this case that the liability falls on the hit-and-run driver for leaving the victim wounded and fleeing the scene. The suspect will most likely face criminal charges once caught.
Unfortunately, around one in five pedestrian accidents are caused by hit-and-run drivers. Sixty percent of people killed in hit-and-run accidents are pedestrians. Common reasons why hit-and-run drivers flee the scene are intoxication, driving without a license, and fear of getting arrested if they remained.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Stanislaus County
Suddenly losing a loved one due to a fatal pedestrian accident can be quite overwhelming and stressful for the victim’s family. Facing cases like this alone may leave them vulnerable to manipulation by the other party and insurance companies. When facing cases like this, it’s vital to have an experienced Stanislaus County wrongful death attorney specializing in fatal pedestrian hit-and-run accidents to conduct an independent investigation and assist them with getting a wrongful death claim.
Through the wrongful death claim, the victim’s family can seek compensation for the damages (such as loss of income and companionship, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and emotional distress) that the fatal 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 your spouse or family member’s death, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death and the experience to ensure 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. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney in California.