Woman in Wheelchair Fatally Struck by Vehicle on College Near West Olive Avenue
MERCED (May 24, 2018) – A 62-year-old woman died a day after being struck by a vehicle on College Avenue, according to the Modesto Bee.
As per the article, the woman was crossing the street in a wheelchair when she was struck by a 2006 Nissan Maxima. The collision occurred on Wednesday shortly before 9:12 p.m.
Officials said the victim was flown to Memorial Medical Center in Modesto following the incident.
On Thursday, the unidentified woman was pronounced deceased at the hospital. Her name have not been disclosed thus far.
Meanwhile, primary reports indicated the driver of the Nissan, 34-year-old Benjamin Lopez, cooperated with the authorities as obliged by the law.
Further investigation on the case is ongoing. Anyone with information in this specific incident is asked to contact the officers at 209-388-7752 or 209-385-4725.
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
Based on this news report, there are still many unanswered questions here. Was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs a contributing factor? Did excessive speed or distracted driving play a role? Was a motorist involved negligent in any other way? We trust officials are looking into these and other factors in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
Depending on the results of the investigation, the family members of the pedestrian who died in this incident may have the right to a wrongful death claim. The surviving family of victims in similar cases may be entitled to seek compensation for damages which includes funeral costs, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim in a pedestrian accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, contact our experienced wrongful death lawyers as we are here to provide you with the advice and the guidance that you may need following a sudden traumatic accident. Contact Johnson Attorneys Group today at 855-703-4186.
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