Man Killed in Merced Hit-and-Run on Highway 99
MERCED (April 29, 2018) – An unidentified man was killed after being struck by multiple vehicles on Highway 99 near V Street early Friday, according to Merced Sun-Star.
As per the article, the man was seen walking in the traffic lanes of southbound Highway 99 at about 1 a.m. The man was reportedly flipping off cars when he was struck by a motorist who apparently continued driving following the collision.
Man Fatally Hit by Several Cars in Merced
The victim was then unable to get up after the impact and officials believed he was struck by several other cars whose drivers also did not stop. Authorities ruled the incident as a hit-and-run collision.
Responding emergency crews found the man dead at the accident scene. Reports indicated the remains of the victim stretched for about 150 yards on the highway.
At this time, the identity of the deceased remains undisclosed pending next of kin notification.
Meanwhile, authorities have not yet released any information on the suspected hit-and-run drivers.
Further investigation on the case is ongoing.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the deceased as they search for peace and comfort.
Wrongful Death Lawyer
Motorists are obliged to remain at the scene after being involved in a collision. A driver who flees the area without rendering assistance or leaving a contact information can be subjected to felony hit-and-run charges. Based on this news report, it is apparent that the motorists involved who continued driving after hitting the innocent man will be held responsible for the fatal incident. We hope the alleged hit-and-run drivers will be located soon.
The family members of the deceased in this incident will be entitled to pursue a lawsuit, seeking a compensation for damages incurred in the collision which include funeral costs, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim in hit-and-run collision and you are unsure of what steps to take, contact our car accident lawyers today at 855-703-4186 and allow us to provide you with a free case consultation.
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