John Vanderlinde Hurt in Merced County Pedestrian Accident on Highway 140 and Cunningham Road
MERCED COUNTY, CA (April 1, 2021) – Wednesday night, pedestrian John Vanderlinde suffered injuries in a crash on Highway 140 and Cunningham Road.
According to authorities, the hit-and-run crash occurred at about 8:20 p.m. on Highway 140 and Cunningham Road.
Reports revealed that a light-colored truck traveled east on the highway. Then, it struck the pedestrian, leaving him with a broken leg.
Thus, responders flew him to the Community Regional Medical Center, and is expected to survive his injuries.
Meanwhile, the California Highway Patrol continues to search for the driver of the truck that fled after the crash.
Dealing With Similar Incidents
In today’s current state of affairs, taking strolls outdoors is becoming the new normal. With this, so does the likelihood of accidents involving pedestrians.
Car accidents are far more common than pedestrian accidents. However, there is still reason to be wary when traveling on foot.
“Pedestrian accidents do not occur as much as motor vehicle accidents. However, pedestrian accidents tend to include more serious injuries,” Tyler Toomey said. He is a practicing attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
“It’s because they are sometimes hard to see. They also ride bikes, skateboards, etc. Pedestrian incidents usually occur in shopping center entrances and street corners,” he added.
We understand that being involved in a pedestrian crash is a heavy load. Thus, it is best to turn to the experienced attorneys at Sweet Lawyers. Moreover, our attorneys and professional legal team have dealt with a variety of cases including pedestrian accidents. We promise to fight for you until your family achieves the justice and compensation that is owed. Call us at (800) 674 7852 to arrange your free consultation with an experienced legal professional. Also, you may reach us 24/7.