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Oakdale, CA – Anthony Lucero Struck by Minivan, Killed in Wreck on Crows Landing Rd near Clausen Rd

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Oakdale, CA (October 6, 2021) – Just before 6:00 a.m. on the morning of Monday, October 4, an Oakdale man lost his life when he was struck by a minivan in Oakdale. The victim had exited his vehicle because it broke down on Crows Landing Road. 

Information from the California Highway Patrol states that the man was identified as Anthony Lucero, 26. Sources indicate that the crash occurred on Crows Landing Road in the vicinity of Clausen Road at around 5:47 a.m., between Turlock and Patterson.

Lucero was headed south on Crows Landing with another man when his Dodge Ram became disabled for reasons unknown. Who was driving at the time remains under investigation, however, Lucero got out of the Dodge and began crossing the roadway when he was struck by the minivan. 

The victim was transported by paramedics to Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock where he was pronounced deceased a short time later. The driver of the minivan, identified as a 3-year-old resident of Modesto, remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. 

Police in Oakdale continue to investigate the circumstances of the fatal crash. No further information is available at this time. 

We would like to offer our sincere sympathies to the family of Anthony Lucero at this time. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this fatal accident in Oakdale. 

Pedestrian Accidents in Oakdale

Pedestrian accidents in the state of California send thousands of people to area hospitals with life-changing or even fatal injuries. In most cases, surviving victims are left with broken bones or brain injuries that cause them tremendous pain and suffering. Many injured pedestrians require hospitalization and have to spend months going back and forth to treatment, therapy, and rehabilitation. 

Although there are several treatment options available for victims, they come at an extraordinary cost. Many people are simply unable to afford the costs of care, which forces them to go without the assistance they need to recover.

In addition to this, roughly 6,000 pedestrians die during vehicle-related accidents throughout the United States. Roughly 15% of fatal pedestrian accidents happen right here in California. Even though legislators work to protect pedestrians while sharing roads with drivers, they continue to be victimized daily. 

In many cases, pedestrians are struck by vehicles operated by distracted, impaired, and reckless drivers. Although we can be vigilant to protect others who are sharing the road, there is no guarantee that other motorists are going to take us into consideration while driving.

Oakdale Pedestrian Crash Attorneys

Oakdale pedestrian accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have nearly 40-years of experience providing trusted and effective legal representation to victims who have been injured and families who have lost loved ones in preventable accidents due to the negligence of others. Although it can seem as though no amount of money can even alleviate the overwhelming pain and suffering families endure after a tragic loss, having compensation available to cover the costs of funeral services and the financial burdens families endure from lost wages can help grieving families move forward. 

Although losing a loved one is challenging under any circumstance, knowing that your loved one lost their life in an accident that could have been prevented just makes the situation even more devastating. When victims lose their lives in preventable pedestrian accidents, their families can contact a wrongful death attorney in Oakdale for legal guidance.

Any vehicle collision has the potential to cause catastrophic injuries for those involved. Pedestrians involved in accidents are at a heightened risk of suffering injuries given the fact that they are unprotected against the force of vehicles. 

If your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in Oakdale at (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available to help you recover.

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 Oakdale.  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 Oakdale 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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