Man Dies in Modesto Pedestrian Collision at D and Ninth Streets
Modesto, California (March 25, 2020) – A pedestrian died after being run over by a big rig in downtown Modesto late Tuesday morning, according to police.
The deadly collision occurred at around 11:40 a.m. March 24, at D and Ninth streets.
Police said a man in the crosswalk at the intersection tried to walk across the street in between two trailers of a moving big rig and was struck by one of the trailers.
The man was rushed to a hospital but died on the way.
A witness followed the operator of the big rig, who was not aware of the accident. The driver later stopped and was interviewed by the authorities.
No further details were released.
The authorities are investigating the crash.
Many pedestrians are hurt and several others killed in accidents in California every year. The causes of many of these pedestrian accidents include distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, bad weather, wrong-way driving and failure to observe traffic laws. It is evident that negligence on the part of motorists is the leading cause of these accidents.
Motorists are also required by law to slow down as they approach crosswalks, whether marked or unmarked. They are also expected to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at controlled intersections. In the event of a pedestrian accident, the authorities will carry out an investigation to establish if the driver may have violated these traffic rules. The authorities may conduct a sobriety test on the driver to establish if the motorist had been driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If an investigation proves that negligence on the part of the motorist was a factor in the accident, the victim’s family are advised to file a case in court. The Accident Law Firm has a team of experienced litigators who will help the clients in the pursuit of justice. Call us today. Click to call : 866-877-3061