One Person Killed In Modesto Hit-And-Run Car Accident On Olivero Road
MODESTO, CALIFORNIA (October 15, 2019) – A pedestrian has tragically died in a hit-and-run car accident on Olivero Road.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place on October 5th and involved a 2003 GMC Yukon. The pedestrian was walking in the crosswalk when she was hit.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving efforts the 40-year-old pedestrian died due to her injuries.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
All drivers have a legal responsibility to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner and yield the right of way to pedestrians that are in lawfully marked crosswalks. According to 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.” The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60.
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