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Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Car In Modesto

Leah Phillips killed on California City Boulevard in Kern County

Modesto, CA (November 20, 2023) A pedestrian was struck and killed by a car on Saturday night, November 18th, according to the Modesto Police Department. The accident occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. in the 3300 block of McHenry Avenue.

Emergency crews arrived at the scene on McHenry Avenue and found a pedestrian lying in the roadway with serious injuries. Paramedics arrived and quickly, but carefully, loaded the pedestrian into an ambulance and rushed him to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. Sadly, the pedestrian died at the hospital from injuries sustained in the collision.

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The driver of the vehicle that hit the pedestrian remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. Officers reported that the driver showed no signs of drug or alcohol impairment following the collision.

The collision is still under investigation as officers try to determine what caused this fatal accident on McHenry Avenue in Modesto on Sunday night.

Liability In Modesto Pedestrian Accidents

Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “An estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017. Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash.” There are a number of factors that could lead to a pedestrian collision including:

  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Driver distraction
  • Inclement weather

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Pedestrian Accident In Modesto

We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the person killed in this accident. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need assistance after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (844) 966-0965.


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