Modesto, CA – Man Injured in Pedestrian Crash on W Orangeburg Ave
Modesto, CA (September 24, 2020) – An accident reported in the Modesto area Thursday morning claimed one man’s life. Just after 8 a.m., on September 24, the police, firefighters, and medical personnel in Modesto responded to the scene of an auto accident on West Orangeburg Avenue.
According to reports, a 67-year-old man was traveling east on West Orangeburg Avenue in an electric wheelchair when he was struck by a delivery van.
The pedestrian was seriously injured in the crash. He was rushed to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto for treatment of injuries.
The driver of the van, who was not injured, remained at the scene and cooperated with law enforcement. At this time, police are investigating the accident.
Our thoughts are with the victim injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in California
Every year, more than 14,500 pedestrians are struck by vehicles throughout the state of California. The total number of pedestrians injured in collisions throughout our state is equal to nearly 6% of all traffic-related incidents each year. Being involved in a pedestrian accident can have a detrimental impact on a person’s life. Regrettably, the majority of these accidents are caused by drivers who act negligently while operating their vehicles. When drivers text, talk on their phones, change the radio, drive impaired, and perform other actions that take their eyes off the road, they are likely to cause life-changing accidents. In many cases, victims suffer from catastrophic injuries that require extensive medical treatment that is not only painful but extremely costly. When people sustain injuries in accidents caused by negligent drivers, it is crucial that they reach out to a pedestrian accident lawyer in California to protect their legal rights.
William E. Weiss, attorney at law, has over three decades of experience helping accident victims get the justice they deserve after being harmed in collisions caused by negligent drivers. California personal injury attorney William E. Weiss strives to ensure clients obtain full and fair compensation to alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward from their accidents. Over the years, the Law Offices of William E. Weiss has succeeded in helping thousands of California pursue legal options after being injured or losing loved ones in avoidable accidents.
Although our law firm is well-versed and capable of handling even some of the most complex legal claims litigants can bring forth, we routinely handle claims surrounding motorcycle accidents, traumatic brain injuries, burn injuries, truck or car accidents, bicycle accidents, fire incidents, defective products, first amendment issues, boating accidents, consumer fraud, and more. Our team is dedicated to helping victims prevail with their legal claims so they can get the justice they truly deserve. Our team provides individualized representation that truly reflects the best interests of our clients every step of the way. It is crucial that you act quickly to protect your legal rights after being harmed in an avoidable collision. If you were injured in a collision as a result of a negligent driver, contact California accident lawyer William E. Weiss directly by calling (415) 235-7060 to explore legal options available for you.
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