Stockton, CA (May 17, 2024) – The California Highway Patrol reported that a man was killed Friday morning in Stockton after getting hit by multiple vehicles, including a big rig. The collision happened around 4:45 a.m. on southbound Highway 99 near the Cherokee Road onramp in San Joaquin County.

A man was next to his vehicle when he was hit by a big rig traveling around 50 mph and then by additional vehicles as the big rig pulled over, CHP said. CHP closed off the freeway following the crash, fully clearing the highway by about 10:45 a.m. The big rig driver was uninjured and not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash, CHP added. However, no other updates were given on the cause of the crash or the victim’s identity, and the investigation is still ongoing and active.

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

Pedestrian Accidents in California

Pedestrians walking along roadways, municipal thoroughfares, or close 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 Stockton 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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