Modesto, CA (April 18, 2024) – A man was hit and killed by a car near Highway 99 near Modesto on Tuesday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP says the man was walking along the east shoulder of Highway 99 near Hatch Road to the center median and was hit by a Volvo sedan driving northbound on the highway around 3:30 p.m. The man was pushing a bicycle when he was struck, per CHP troopers. The man was taken to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The Volvo driver was not injured in the crash. Two lanes of the highway were closed while an investigation began. The investigation is ongoing, and CHP officials say they’re unsure if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash. No other information is available at this time.

We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family.

Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in California

Pedestrians walking along roadways, municipal thoroughfares, or in close proximity to vehicles are frequently observed throughout the state of California. This is particularly true considering the state’s temperate climate, which remains constant throughout the year. Nevertheless, collisions between pedestrians and vehicles traversing our thoroughfares are common, and these collisions often result in serious injuries or even deaths.

Pedestrians are especially vulnerable to severe or potentially fatal injuries because they lack the safety features or protection of typical passenger vehicles. Unfortunately, in recent years, California has gained the position of the ninth most dangerous state nationwide for pedestrian fatalities and injuries. At least 1,000 pedestrian fatalities were documented in the prior five years. Additionally, the tenth least pedestrian-friendly region in the United States is the Sacramento metropolitan area.

Considering the high incidence of pedestrian-vehicle collisions in the Golden State, you must retain proficient legal counsel to protect your best interests. Whether you have suffered injuries or lost a family member in a pedestrian collision, attorney Jeremy Winter is an experienced expert in personal injury accidents and is well-versed in the complexities of such incidents. He will handle the routine responsibilities of managing your claim, allowing you to concentrate on what is essential: reestablishing your life. Contact the Law Offices of J.G. Winter and call our Modesto pedestrian accident lawyers at 844-705-0431 to arrange a free consultation.

Note: The information in this publication is sourced from secondary materials such as news reports, blogs, police records, and eyewitness accounts. J.G. Winter Law has not independently confirmed these details. If you find inaccuracies or wish for the story to be removed, please contact us. We will quickly respond by correcting or removing the content as needed

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