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Atwater, CA – Police report 2 deaths in a minivan crash in Atwater

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ATWATER, CA – On Wednesday morning in Atwater, two pedestrians were struck by a minivan and died at the spot.

Around 9:30 a.m., patrol officers were requested to the intersection of Juniper Avenue and Augusta Lane. When police arrived on the scene, a minivan had struck two pedestrians before slamming into a light pole, according to the police.

According to investigators, the car’s driver remained at the site and is helping with the inquiry. Police say they are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision and what led to the car off the road and hitting the pedestrians.

After the authorities have contacted the pedestrians’ next of kin, their identities will be made public.

The investigation, according to Atwater Police, is ongoing.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents Attorney in Atwater

Every year, around 6,000 pedestrians lose their lives in traffic-related incidents throughout the United States. Roughly 15% of fatal pedestrian accidents happen right here in California. Although our lawmakers consistently 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.

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

Atwater Wrongful Death Lawyers

The pedestrian accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have nearly 40 years of experience providing effective legal representation to families who have lost loved ones in preventable accidents due to the negligence of others. It can seem as if no amount of money can ease the pain and suffering families endure after a tragic loss; however, having compensation to cover funeral costs and the financial burdens families endure from lost wages can help grieving families move forward. For more information about the legal options available to assist you if your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in California at (888) 500-5000.

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 the Atwater.  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 the Atwater 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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