Alex Martinez Fatal Salinas Pedestrian Accident on San Juan Grade Road
Salinas, California (February 25, 2020) – The boy who was struck and killed by a car on
Thursday night in Salinas has been identified as 14-Year-old Alex Martinez.
Martinez was hit by an unspecified vehicle on San Juan Grade Road at approximately 10:19 p.m. on February 20.
Police said Martinez got out of a parked car and was attempting to run across the road at the time of the collision.
The involved driver remained at the scene after hitting Martinez.
Martinez died at a local hospital while he was undergoing treatment.
More details about the accident will be released after the completion of the 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