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Modesto, CA – Police seek the driver of a hit-and-run that killed a dirt bike rider in west Modesto

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MODESTO, CA (February 16, 2022) – A driver who fled the scene of a fatal collision in west Modesto Wednesday evening is being sought by authorities. The accident occurred about 7:39 p.m. near Paradise Road and Vernon Avenue, killing a 34-year-old Modesto man who was riding a Honda dirt bike, according to the California Highway Patrol. His name will be withheld until the family is notified. He was traveling north on Vernon, approaching Paradise. The intersection of Vernon and Paradise has stop signs. Traffic on Paradise has right-of-way. 

According to the CHP, the motorcyclist entered the intersection directly into the path of an eastbound vehicle. The motorcycle struck the right side of the unknown vehicle with its front. The rider, who did not wear a helmet, died at the scene. The driver fled in a vehicle that is said to have “substantial” right-side damage, according to the CHP.

CHP investigators have not determined whether drugs or alcohol contributed to the crash. According to officer Tom Olsen, investigators have not yet identified the make, model, or color of the vehicle whose driver is being sought for questioning.

Wrongful Death Attorney in Modesto

California, being one of the most heavily populated states in the nation, and an extremely popular tourist attraction, sees more car accidents than almost any other state. The year-round warm weather and many different entertainment avenues makes the Golden State a great place to visit or live. However, with more people, sadly, comes more traffic accidents. Drivers here need to be extra cautious and mindful of others at all times due to the heavy traffic that includes not only other vehicles but pedestrians as well. 

On average, the state sees over 400,000 car crashes take place per year. Of these accidents, more than 250,000 people sustain injuries and over 3,000 lose their lives each year. Alarmingly, a large percentage of the traffic collisions that occur here are the result of some type of driver negligence, be it intoxication, fatigue, or distraction. 

If you believe that you or a loved one of yours has suffered serious injuries in a traffic accident caused by another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation that can help cover the cost of your injuries and resulting losses. Read on to learn more about personal injury attorneys in Modesto and throughout California. 

Modesto Car Crash Attorneys

At Torem & Associates, our Modesto car crash lawyers have been working to help injured crash victims and their family members since 1983. Our dedicated team of lawyers strives to ensure victims are in the best position possible to move forward after their accidents and reach their immediate and long-term goals. Our attorneys work diligently to protect the legal rights of victims after being injured in preventable accidents. We firmly believe that no one should have to pay for being injured by another driver’s negligent, careless, or reckless actions. 

Losing a loved one under any circumstances can be challenging to accept. Knowing that your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident just makes the situation even more emotional. Not only are families forced to endure endless mental and emotional suffering, but they are often required to spend tens of thousands of dollars on medical treatment, property damages, funeral services, and more. After enduring the loss of a loved one in an accident, caused by the negligent actions of others, families can reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Modesto to explore legal options available to them moving forward.

If you have been injured in a preventable accident, contact our Fresno personal injury lawyers at (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available for you. Our team is available to meet with you, at your earliest convenience, to discuss legal options available to help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve moving forward.

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 Bakersfield.  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 Bakersfield 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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