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Modesto, CA – Hit & run Crash Takes Life of 18-Month-Old on Glenn Ave near Ustick Rd

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Modesto, CA (May 23, 2021) – On the afternoon of Friday, May 21, a fatal crash took the life of an 18-month-old in Modesto. At approximately 5:00 p.m., responders were sent to assist those involved at the scene. 

The wreck happened at the intersection of Glenn Avenue near Ustick Road for reasons still being investigated by police. An 18-month-old boy walked out into the road when a 20-year-old, identified as Santiago Martinez, struck the child with the front end of his vehicle before fleeing the scene. 

A bystander chased Martinez down and he returned to the crash site. Police arrested him and booked him into the Stanislaus county public safety center. He is being charged with a felony hit-and-run. 

The baby boy was rushed to a nearby medical center where he passed away shortly after arriving. Drugs and alcohol were not thought to have played a part in the accident. 

Police continue to investigate the details of the collision. 

We would like to offer our deepest and most sincere condolences to the family of the deceased at this time. Our thoughts are with everyone involved. 

Car Crashes in Modesto

Modesto, CA - Hit & run Crash Takes Life of 18-Month-Old on Glenn Ave near Ustick RdCalifornia car wrecks leave tens, if not hundreds of thousands of people with serious, life-altering injuries and force them to face devastating losses of personal property, money, and worst of all, loved ones each and every year. Auto accidents in California are, unfortunately, a rather common occurrence.

California car accidents take place hundreds of times per day, injuring and taking the lives of thousands of people per year. Auto collisions are the leading cause of death in the entire state of California pertaining to unintentional injuries. Perhaps worst of all is that a very large percentage of these accidents are entirely preventable, and the result of gross driver negligence. 

In the event that you or a loved one of yours is injured in a negligently caused California traffic accident, you could be entitled to significant financial compensation that may be able to cover the cost of your injuries, damages, and incurred losses that may have resulted from the crash. Being injured by another person’s carelessness may be a difficult and lengthy process to recover from, which is why there are California personal injury attorneys who make it their duty to assist those who may find themselves stuck in such a situation. 

The California personal injury attorneys at Torem & Associates have been successfully helping injured accident victims and their families get through arduous accident aftermaths since 1984. You could be dealing with a number of trying issues during your recovery, including but not limited to debilitating pain and suffering (mental and physical), the loss of a loved one, and financial burdening, among other difficulties. Facing all of these issues alone may seem like an insurmountable task, which is why the attorneys at Torem & Associates are here to help. 

Our primary goal is to assist those who have been injured by another’s negligence to get the financial compensation they deserve in order to move forward swiftly and successfully from serious accident aftermath. Especially in the case that you or a loved one were catastrophically injured due to another’s recklessness. Call our law firm at (888) 500-5000 today in order to speak with a skilled and experienced California auto accident attorney concerning your own personal injury case and to see if you qualify for financial compensation for your injuries and losses.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in Stockton.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in Stockton and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 


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