Michael Maestas, 53, Hit and Killed by Vehicle on Prescott Road
DATE OF ACCIDENT: Thursday, August 6th
September 7, 2018 – A 53-year-old man was killed in a pedestrian accident Thursday evening on Prescott Road, according to Modesto Bee.
The victim was identified as Michael Maestas, of Modesto.
Preliminary investigation revealed Maestas was walking westbound across the street when he was struck by a southbound Hyundai Sonata driven by 32-year-old Israel Velez.
Deadly Pedestrian Accident Thursday in Modesto
The collision resulted in fatal trauma to Maestas, who was reportedly pronounced deceased at a hospital.
Meanwhile, officials determined Velez was unharmed in the accident.
As per the article, no determination has been yet made regarding who was at fault. Further investigation on the case is underway.
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A forensic examination of the Hyundai Sonata involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will be made to help investigators determine exactly what happened here and why. Other potential factors will be looked into as well including whether or not a driver was under the influence at the time of the accident, whether or not a motorist was distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact. Each of these factors plus several others will be assessed allowing police officials to draw up a final conclusion.
Pending results of the investigation, the family members of Mr. Michael Maestas may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party. Surviving family of victims killed in similar accidents are potentially entitled to seek recompense for funeral costs, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group at 855-703-4186. Give us a call and speak with one of our experienced wrongful death lawyers. We will provide you with a free case evaluation and help you take the right steps following a traumatic incident.
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