Modesto, CA (April 10, 2024) – Early on Wednesday, a man was struck and killed in Modesto while crossing Yosemite Avenue, and authorities are still looking for the suspect.

Ronald Swindle, 68, of Modesto, passed away after being struck by a car at 6:50 a.m. close to Santa Ana Avenue, according to spokeswoman Sharon Bear of the Modesto Police Department. The investigation states that Swindle was hit while crossing Yosemite Boulevard close to Santa Ana Avenue. When the motorist left the scene, he was driving west on Yosemite Boulevard, per officers. Authorities conducting the investigation want any information the public may have concerning the incident and ask witnesses to contact them as they continue their inquiry.

We extend our deepest condolences to Ronald Swindle’s family.

Fatal Hit-and-Run Collisions in California

All too often, California is a dangerous place to be a pedestrian. According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), around 19% of all road deaths involve pedestrians. Regarding safety, pedestrians are often less protected than drivers of cars with airbags and seatbelts.

Fortunately, negligent parties can be held accountable for damages in California when a pedestrian is hurt or killed in an accident. A wrongful death often brings many costs, which is why it is essential to seek out a knowledgeable Modesto wrongful death attorney. Claim adjusters are trained to contest liability, making an effort to pay you as little as possible for your losses. We are here to help since dealing with insurance companies is difficult and stressful at such a tough time.

Here at the Law Offices of J.G. Winter, we know how you feel. Our wrongful death attorneys are aware of the devastating loss you have endured and will stop at nothing to protect your rights. We are ready to assist you in receiving the recompense you deserve after losing a loved one in a crash caused by a negligent motorist. Call us at 844-705-0431 to schedule a no-obligation consultation.

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