Darrell McDaniel, 49, Killed in Modesto Hit-and-Run on Spencer Avenue
MODESTO (September 12, 2018) – A pedestrian pushing a cart was killed after an alleged hit-and-run crash along Spencer Avenue on Tuesday night, according to The Modesto Bee.
Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 49-year-old Darrell McDaniel, of Modesto.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said McDaniel was walking south on the right edge of Spencer Avenue when he was struck by a a vehicle. He was pushing a hand cart at the time.
The driver was allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed when they hit McDaniel from behind. The accident took place at about 8:45 p.m., just south of Maze Boulevard.
Pedestrian Pushing Cart Hit by Car in Modesto, Sept 11
CHP affirmed that McDaniel died as a result of the collision.
Meanwhile, the motorist involved reportedly stopped for a moment but ultimately fled south on Spencer. The suspect car was described as a newer white truck, Dodge or similar.
Anyone with information on incident is urged to contact the Modesto-area CHP office at 209-545-7440, the Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636 or submit tips through www.stancrimetips.org.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of Mr. Darrell McDaniel during such a difficult time.
Wrongful Death Lawyer
In this case. it is evident that the driver of the truck will be held responsible for causing the tragic incident that led to the death of the pedestrian involved. Leaving the scene following a crash is a serious crime and punishable by law especially if the collision tragically killed another individual.
Aside from hit-and-run, the suspect is also accused of speeding at the time of he collision. The surviving family of Mr. Darrell McDaniel will have then the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party. Family members of wrongful death victims will be entitled to a recompense for the funeral costs, loss of future income and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim in an auto accident due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, we encourage you to call Johnson Attorneys Group and speak with our experienced wrongful death lawyer to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and get the justice you deserve. Contact us at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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