Man Hospitalized in Merced Pedestrian Accident on 1300 Martin Luther King Jr Way
MERCED, CA (June 10, 2021) – Wednesday morning, a Caltrans worker sustained injuries in a hit-and-run crash on 1300 Martin Luther King Jr Way.
According to Merced Police Department Lt. Emily Foster, the incident happened at around 2:49 a.m. Moreover, it occurred in the 1300 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
Apparently, a northbound silver four-door Volkswagen sedan, possibly a 2006 to 2010 model year, struck a Caltrans worker. The vehicle struck the 29-year-old male worker as he set up a cone pattern in the northbound lanes of Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
Furthermore, Riggs Ambulance Service rushed to the scene and transported the victim with a broken leg to a Modesto area hospital via helicopter.
Moreover, authorities urged anyone with information about the hit-and-run vehicle to contact Sgt. Pintabona at 209-388-7761.
What’s Next after an Merced Pedestrian Crash
According to NHTSA, pedestrian accidents continue to rise in the United States. More pedestrians died in 2018 than in any year since 1990.
To avoid any involvement in such accidents, be a proactive driver, rather than a reactive one. Driving defensively prepares you for emergencies.
It is also crucial that everyone remain calm to properly handle the immediate aftermath of a collision. Moreover, the most valuable step you can take in response to a vehicle crash is hiring a personal injury attorney.
“A common misconception is that personal injury lawyers don’t care. That is simply not true. Injury lawyers care about and want justice for their clients. We are motivated by the desire to make our clients whole again,” says Steve Baric of Sweet Lawyers, a practicing attorney.
If you or a family member suffered similarly in a pedestrian accident, contact the personal injury lawyers at Sweet Lawyers. With us, you can be assured your case will be taken care of. Our 40 years of experience in the legal field is proof that we know what it takes to win your case. Moreover, our attorneys and experienced professional legal team deal with cases including pedestrian accidents. Above all, we believe you deserve the best legal representation and proper compensation for your pain and suffering. Call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation.