Woman Killed in Modesto Pedestrian Accident on Claus Road at Milnes Road
Modesto, California (April 3, 2020) – A woman, believed to be in her mid-20s, was struck and killed by two vehicles Thursday night at an intersection in Modesto, according to a local news source.
The fatal accident happened at the intersection of Claus Road and Milnes Road.
Authorities said the woman was walking across Claus Road at Milnes Road when she was hit by a vehicle that was traveling in the northbound lane. The impact of the collision threw the woman into the southbound lane and was struck by another vehicle.
Emergency personnel responded to the scene and pronounced the woman dead at the scene. Her name has not been disclosed pending notification of next of kin, but authorities said the woman had an identification out of Los Angeles.
Both drivers remained at the scene and cooperated with the police. Alcohol or drugs were not considered a factor in the crash.
The accident remains under investigation.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
Arin noted that pedestrians, in most instances, have the right-of-way when crossing a street or an intersection. According to Arin, to properly investigate a pedestrian crash and prove negligence, enough resources are required. “A skilled attorney has the resources and will help investigate the accident to determine the party at fault,” Arin said