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UPDATE: Tanya Dorton Injured In Modesto Hit-And-Run Car Accident By Sierra Drive and 5th Street

Sep 18, 2019

Tanya Dorton Modesto: Tanya Dorton Injured In Modesto Hit-And-Run Car Accident By Sierra Drive and 5th Street

MODESTO, CALIFORNIA (September 18, 2019) – A woman identified as Tanya Dorton was injured in a car accident not far from the intersection of Sierra Drive and 5th Street.

Modesto police are saying that the accident took place around 1:30 a.m. Police arrived at the scene and came across Tanya Dorton who was laying injured in the middle of the road. 

Paramedics took her to the hospital so that she could receive treatment. Police are still looking for the driver that fled the scene after hitting the victim. 

An investigation into the Modesto hit-and-run accident remains ongoing at this time. 

Liability In Hit-And-Run Accidents

According to the Centers For Disease Control, “almost 129,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for non-fatal crash-related injuries in 2015. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash on each trip.” Most pedestrian accidents tend to happen when drivers are either speeding or distracted. 

It is a felony to flee the scene of an accident that results in bodily injury. According to California Vehicle Code 20001, “The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to a person, other than himself or herself, or in the death of a person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident and shall fulfill the requirements of Sections 20003 and 20004.”

Any person that is injured in a pedestrian accident may be able to seek justice through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover many of the financial problems caused by serious accidents. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. Under California law, you may be entitled to help even if the at fault driver does not have insurance. 

Getting Help After A Car Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Tanya Dorton and her family as she continues to recover. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the Modesto police department. It is deeply unfortunate that someone would cause this accident and then abandon the victim. This driver needs to be brought to justice. 

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a pedestrian accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any legal questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at  (888) 888-9285.

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