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Merced, CA – Couple Injured in Pedestrian Crash on Parsons Ave near E Olive Ave

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Merced, CA (October 8, 2021) – A man has been arrested for two counts of attempted homicide after he struck a couple with his vehicle in Merced. The wreck was reported to police on the afternoon of Thursday, October 7. 

Officers were called to the 3200 block of Parsons Avenue near East Olive Avenue for a pedestrian-involved vehicle crash at around 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Investigators utilized footage from a nearby surveillance camera to determine the details of the wreck. 

After viewing footage of the collision, they found that the collision was intentional and were able to locate the suspect and detain him. He was identified as Julian Vitoria, 24, who purposefully struck a couple walking along Parsons Avenue.  

The victims were treated for moderate injuries at an area hospital after the wreck took place. Their identities have not been released at this time.

Authorities in Merced continue to investigate the details of the collision. 

We hope for the speedy recovery of the injured parties involved in this pedestrian accident in Merced.

Pedestrian Accidents in Merced

Sadly, a large number of people are injured in pedestrian-involved traffic collisions throughout Merced and the surrounding areas each year. Although the state of California maintains strict traffic laws concerning the safety of pedestrians, people continue to become injured and even lose their lives in pedestrian accidents. The number of pedestrian wrecks per year in the Golden State continues to rise due to the extremely high population and the number of tourists who gather here each year.

Despite a wide variety of treatment options for injured accident victims, unfortunately, complete recovery is not always guaranteed. In fact, thousands of crash victims are faced with continuous emotional, physical, and financial consequences and left permanently disabled. 

Victims may even lose their lives due to the severity of their injuries. Their surviving family members are then left to endure the emotional turmoil of losing a loved one on top of being faced with a possible financial burden from the accident their loved one was involved in. 

If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident caused by driver negligence, there may be helpful legal options available to you. Reaching out to a pedestrian accident attorney in Merced is your best bet to collect financial compensation that could help you in the aftermath of a serious wreck. Compensation could help you cover the following: 

  • Lost wages
  • Medical expenses
  • Long-term care costs
  • Funeral Costs
  • Burial Expenses
  • And more

 Working alongside an experienced legal team like the one at Torem & Associates will ensure you are in the best position possible to recover. Acting as quickly as possible is in your best interest because waiting too long after your wreck could negatively impact your case.

Merced Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

California pedestrian accidents are more likely to leave victims with broken bones, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries, all of which require extensive medical treatment. There are many instances where car accidents are caused by the actions of other motorists. 

These accidents can include people texting or using cellphones while driving, drunk driving, speeding, ignoring traffic control devices, and engaging in unsafe driving behaviors. When victims are injured in accidents as a result of negligent drivers, they should consult with a Merced pedestrian crash attorney as soon as possible.

Seeking legal guidance from a qualified team of attorneys can help to ensure you are able to move forward physically, emotionally, and financially from the aftermath of your crash. Merced personal injury lawyers at Torem & Associates have extensive experience assisting clients to recover the maximum amount of compensation available by pursuing legal claims against at-fault drivers.

Our personal injury attorneys provide aggressive legal representation to ensure victims are able to hold those at fault accountable for their accidents. We strive to help accident victims recover full and fair compensation for medical treatment as well as a variety of financial burdens they face moving forward. If you have been injured in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in California at (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available for you.

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 Merced.  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 Merced 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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