Woman, 75, Killed in Pedestrian Accident
DATE OF INCIDENT: Tuesday, June 5th
June 6, 2018– According to the Modesto Bee, a deadly pedestrian versus auto collision resulted in the death of a woman last night at the intersection of Curtis Street and Broadway.
At roughly 7:00 p.m., California Highway Patrol officials were dispatched to the scene of the accident where a 75-year-old woman had been struck by a GMC Jimmy.
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According to police, the woman who has not been identified by name and was a resident of Salida sadly died of her injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene shortly following the collision.
The driver identified as Brian Esquivel, 19, stopped his vehicle and remained present at the scene. He was questioned and determined to have not been under the influence and was not arrested.
Details in regards to the cause of the accident remain unclear as the California Highway Patrol will be the agency handling the investigation.
This story will be updated pending the release of the victim’s name.
Johnson Attorneys Group’s condolences remain with the family members and all friends of the woman involved in this sudden tragedy. We hope they are brought peace and comfort at this time.
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Based on the details provided so far from the report, it seems as though the driver will likely be held responsible for the collision as it is believed the victim was within the means of a marked crosswalk upon being struck. There are still many unanswered questions, however. Under California law, drivers who are approaching a pedestrian are required to exercise due care and reduce their speed for the safety of the pedestrian.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the family members of the 75-year-old woman may be entitled to a wrongful death lawsuit following this incident. Wrongful death victims are entitled to compensation for damages including funeral costs, pain and suffering, and loss of love and companionship.
If you would like to speak with our experienced Salida and Modesto wrongful death attorneys call to request a free consultation at 855-703-4186.
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