1 Killed in Modesto Pedestrian Accident on Highway 99 near Tuolumne Boulevard in Modesto
Modesto, California (June 2, 2020) – A male party died at the scene after being hit by a car on Highway 99, near Tuolumne Boulevard in Modesto at approximately 4:30 a.m. Monday, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
The initial report indicated that the victim was crawling on the northbound side of the highway when a 2017 Hyundai operated by a 59-year-old Randy Longnecker stuck him.
Pending notification of next of kin, the identity of the deceased remained undisclosed.
Longnecker, a Modesto resident, stopped after the early Monday morning crash and cooperated with the investigation.
The CHP is still investigating to identify the cause of the accident.
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