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Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Raymond Rd near Cleveland Ave in Madera

Madera, CA — On Saturday evening, July 6, 2024, a 53-year-old man was struck and killed by a 71-year-old driver on Raymond Road, just north of Cleveland Avenue, according to KSEE.

At approximately 9:15 PM, police received reports of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle. Upon arrival at the crash site, officers discovered the victim lying in the southbound lane, suffering from severe trauma to his head and body. Despite the efforts of emergency responders to administer life-saving measures, he succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.

Both the identities of the deceased and the driver have not been released, pending the completion of proper notifications to their families.

This is an ongoing investigation. Authorities are urging anyone with information related to the incident to come forward.

Pedestrian Fatalities and Wrongful Death Claims

Motorists bear an added responsibility, known as the “Duty of Care,” towards pedestrians due to their heightened vulnerability in car accidents, often leading to pedestrian fatalities. Motorists are expected to stay with injured pedestrians to aid in securing help from emergency services and to cooperate with authorities upon their arrival.

For those who have lost a loved one in a vehicular fatality, understanding that a Wrongful Death claim, guided by an experienced personal injury attorney, can provide compensation is crucial. This compensation can alleviate the financial strain of medical bills, burial expenses, and the loss of income for dependents of the deceased.

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