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Modesto, CA – Fatal Pedestrian Accident at Paradise Rd & Beverly Dr/Wade & Harris Avenues

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Modesto, CA (December 15, 2021) – A pedestrian lost their life on Tuesday evening, December 14 in a traffic collision in west Modesto. Police said that the accident occurred at around 5:45 p.m. at a 5-way intersection. 

The intersection of Paradise Road, Beverly Drive, and Wade and Harris Avenues was closed while authorities worked at the scene on Tuesday evening. The wreck reportedly took place when a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle for reasons still being investigated. 

The pedestrian sustained serious injuries in the crash and required transportation from the scene to an area hospital by ambulance. Sadly, the victim succumbed to their injuries on the way to the hospital. Their identity has not been reported at this time. 

The driver who hit the pedestrian remained at the scene and cooperated with police, officials said. Officials also reported that fatal collisions in Modesto have been happening at an extremely high rate. He stated that drivers are able to help reduce the number of fatal accidents by making sure to watch out for pedestrians and reducing their speed. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. No further information concerning the driver or the pedestrian has been reported. 

Police in Modesto continue to investigate. 

California Pedestrian Collisions

Victims and their families can be greatly impacted by being involved and injured in an auto accident. Over 400,000 vehicle collisions take place in the state of California each year, and more than 250,000 of these wrecks result in injuries for involved parties. A percentage of these accidents involve pedestrians. Approximately 15,000 pedestrians are injured per year in California, and close to 1,000 lose their lives. 

Ideally, no one would ever get hurt in an auto accident. However, people sustain injuries in car wrecks each and every day, especially in the Golden State. California is an extremely popular tourist spot and is home to almost 40 million people. Our state has more than 13 million licensed drivers and hundreds of thousands of miles of road. The possibility of being involved in a collision in California is unfortunately rather high.

Statistics concerning traffic crashes in the United States and throughout California state that the vast majority of accidents happen due to driver error. Over 94% of vehicle collisions happen due to some form of driver negligence, recklessness, or carelessness. If your injuries negatively affect your daily life, you deserve to be compensated for your losses. A pedestrian accident attorney in California can help you figure out how to move forward from the aftermath of your collision, especially if it was caused by the negligent actions of another person. 

Modesto Wrongful Death Attorneys

After enduring the loss of a loved one in an accident, caused by the negligent actions of others, families can reach out to a Modesto wrongful death attorney to explore legal options available to them moving forward. Our attorneys strive to help our clients better understand options available to them and ensure they are able to maximize their recoveries and get the justice they deserve for their loved ones.

For nearly four decades, the Modesto car accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped guide families after losing loved ones in accidents resulting from the negligence of other motorists sharing the road.  Through our keen attention to detail and extensive knowledge of personal injury laws in California, we are able to provide reliable and trusted legal representation to help our clients win so they can hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions. 

If your loved one was killed in a preventable accident, reach out to one of our wrongful death lawyers in Modesto by calling (888) 500-5000. Our team is available to meet with you and 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 Modesto.  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 Modesto 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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