Man In Electric Wheelchair Killed In Pedestrian Accident Not Far From Tully Road and Montclair Drive
MODESTO, CALIFORNIA (March 25, 2019) – A 41-year-old man has tragically died in a car accident after he was hit by a vehicle near the intersection of Tully Road and Montclair Drive.
Authorities are saying that the victim was in an electric wheelchair when he was hit. The pedestrian was thrown from his wheelchair and sustained critical injuries.
Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene of the accident in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving efforts he was later pronounced dead due to his injuries.
Liability In Car Accidents
Drivers are supposed to yield the right of way to pedestrians that are in lawfully marked crosswalks. According to the California Vehicle Code 21950, “The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.”
A victim’s next of kin may be able to justice following an accident through California’s wrongful death law. Damages in a wrongful death claim may include compensation for funeral expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can investigate your case and let you know what your legal options are.
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