Man Killed in Modesto Pedestrian Accident at D and Ninth Streets
Modesto, California (March 25, 2020) – A pedestrian died after getting struck by a big rig late Tuesday morning in downtown Modesto, according to a local news source.
The fatal pedestrian accident happened at around 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, March 24 at the intersection of D and Ninth streets.
Witnesses told the authorities that the truck with dual trailers was traveling southwest on D Street and was turning right onto the Ninth when a male pedestrian attempted to walk between the trailers. For an unknown reason, the right-hand heels of the second trailer run over the man.
The man died at the scene. His name has not been disclosed pending notification of next of kin.
The truck driver was not aware that he had struck the pedestrian and continued onto Highway 99. A witness followed the truck and reported its location to the authorities. The police were able to stop the truck and questioned the driver.
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