Panfilo Garnica Vega, 78, Hit by Car at Fourth Street and Third Avenue
GUSTINE (September 18, 2017) – An elderly pedestrian was killed in a traffic collision near Fourth Street and Third Avenue on Friday, September 15, according to Merced Sun-Star.
Merced County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim as 78-year-old Panfilo Garnica Vega, of Gustine.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said Garnica Vega was walking in the area when he was struck by a 2007 Chevrolet. The collision took place at about 8 p.m.
Gustine Pedestrian Accident
Garnica Vega was transported to Memorial Hospital Los Banos where he died.
CHP affirmed that 40-year-old Gustine resident Keri Lynn Ross was driving the Chevrolet north on Fourth Street when the car struck the man crossing the street.
Ross reportedly stopped and cooperated with the authorities. The incident remains under investigation.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of Mr. Panfilo Garnica Vega during such a difficult time.
The increase of pedestrian accidents, whether they result in injury or death, is both alarming and distressing, as they threaten the safety of the individuals on the road. Aside from factors such as alcohol or drugs, excessive speed and distracted driving, inadequate law enforcement and poor road design may also play a role in the occurrence of such incidents.
If the investigation concludes that the accident was caused by the negligence of the driver involved, the family of Mr. Panfilo Garnica Vega would be entitled to the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for the funeral costs, loss of future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been the victim of a tragic accident and your family is seeking answers, we encourage you to call Johnson Attorneys Group to help you with your case. Our Merced County wrongful death lawyers are here for you every step of the way and will fight for your legal rights. Contact us today at 800-235-6801 for a free case consultation.
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