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Pedestrian Killed in Fatal Hit-and-Run on Hwy 99, West Main St in Turlock

Stanislaus County, CA – According to The Modesto Bee, a fatal hit-and-run on Highway 99 in Turlock has left a male pedestrian dead after being struck multiple times by at least one vehicle early Monday morning, June 3, 2024.

The pedestrian, whose identity has not been released pending family notification, was found on the east part of the West Main Street on-ramp shortly before 5 AM. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) collision summary, the man appeared to have been struck or run over by at least one vehicle.

A witness reported seeing a vehicle run over the man while he was lying on the ground. Despite the severity of the incident, none of the passing drivers stopped or reported the collision, leaving the scene of the accident without providing aid or information.

The CHP is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the hit-and-run and is urging anyone with information to come forward. The authorities are particularly interested in speaking with any witnesses who may have seen the incident or the vehicles involved.

Pedestrian Fatalities and Wrongful Death Claims

Motorists are required to exercise an additional “duty of care” towards pedestrians due to their heightened vulnerability in car accidents, which more often result in pedestrian fatalities. Motorists are expected to stay with injured pedestrians to help secure help from emergency services and cooperate with authorities once they arrive.

Those who lose their loved one to a vehicular fatality should know that a Wrongful Death Claim, made with the help of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney, can provide compensation to address the financial burden of medical bills, burial fees, and the loss of income to support any dependents of the deceased.

Should the at-fault driver escape justice, compensation may be available from a family member’s uninsured driver coverage. Consulting with a personal injury attorney can help determine what the best options are.

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