Woman Fatally Struck by Vehicle on Modesto Avenue
SANTA CRUZ (July 21, 2018) – An unidentified woman was killed in a pedestrian accident on Modesto Avenue Friday afternoon, according to Santa Cruz Sentinel.
Preliminary investigation revealed a woman was walking on the south side, the coastal side, of Modesto Avenue at about 3:25 p.m. For reasons still under investigation, she was hit by an Infiniti SUV traveling west on the road.
Pedestrian Killed Friday in Santa Cruz Accident
First responders found the victim lifeless on the ground in the 100 block of Modest Avenue. At this time, the identity of the deceased remained undisclosed pending next of kin notification.
Meanwhile, authorities identified the driver involved as 24-year-old Kelsey Knoll, of Mount Hermon. The woman was detained and will apparently face murder charges in relation to the incident.
Meanwhile, police said they continue to determine whether alcohol, drugs or distracted driving were factors. Further investigation on the case is underway.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the deceased as they search for peace and comfort.
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A forensic examination of the vehicle involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will be made to help investigators determine the liability in the accident. Other potential factors will be looked into as well including whether or not the 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.
Depending on the results of the investigation, the family members of the deceased may have the right to a wrongful death claim. Surviving family of victims killed in pedestrian accidents are potentially entitled to seek compensation for funeral costs, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim in a pedestrian accident and you believe another person is at fault, 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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