1 Killed in Merced Pedestrian Accident on Highway 99 and Atwater-Merced Expressway
MERCED, CA (February 1, 2021) – Monday morning, a person died in a pedestrian crash on Highway 99 and Atwater-Merced Expressway.
According to California Highway Patrol, the incident happened at around 6:00 a.m. Then, officers responded to a pedestrian crash in the southbound lanes of Highway 99, just south of the Atwater-Merced Expressway.
Reports revealed that a pedestrian attempted to walk east across the freeway from the west shoulder. However, a vehicle in the No. 1 lane traveling at about 65 mph hit the pedestrian, said Officer Eric Zuniga.
After the first collision, the victim was again struck by another vehicle and a big rig.
As a result, responders pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene.
All involved drivers remained at the scene to cooperate with the authorities.
We at Sweet Lawyers offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the victim. Our thoughts are with them during this difficult time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in California
While car accidents are far more common than pedestrian accidents, there is still reason to be wary when traveling on foot.
Moreover, common locations for these pedestrian incidents include shopping center entrances and street corners.
“Pedestrian accidents do not occur as much as motor vehicle accidents, but the pedestrian accidents tend to include more serious injuries,” says Tyler Toomey, a practicing attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
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