Juan Morales of Turlock Killed, Francisco Javier Castellon-Gonzalez Arrested in Lander Avenue Crash
Turlock, CA (May 04, 2021) – On Monday, bicyclist Juan Morales, 50, of Turlock died, while the authorities arrested Francisco Javier Castellon-Gonzalez, 22, of Modesto in a hit-and-run crash on Lander Avenue.
The officers received the fatal crash report at around 12:37 a.m. near Castor Street.
Officers said Morales was struck and critically injured by a white GMC pickup truck.
Immediately, responding officers took him to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Meanwhile, people who saw the crash followed the GMC truck, and tried to get the suspect driver to pull over.
However, Castellon-Gonzalez refused to pull over. He continued driving out into the county, where the vehicle subsequently crashed on Crows Landing Road.
They contacted Castellon-Gonzalez and he agreed to come into the Turlock Police Department to provide a statement.
Finally, they arrested and booked Castellon-Gonzalez at the Stanislaus County Jail Monday night.
We at Sweet Lawyers extend our sympathies to the family and community of Juan Morales. Our hearts are with you during this devastating time.
How the Bereaved Can Proceed
Pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities continue to rise in the United States. As a matter of fact, more pedestrians and cyclists were killed in 2018 than in any year since 1990. Also, the Association of Safe International Road Travel said that road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death in the U.S. for people aged 1-54.
Thus, it is necessary that the loved ones are aware that they may file a wrongful death suit.
A wrongful death suit allows the bereaved to hold parties liable for the irrevocable damages they have caused. Depending on the type of situation, settlements can be anywhere from several hundred thousand dollars to tens of millions of dollars. This alleviates most or all of the financial burden the death of a relative has generated.
Call Sweet Lawyers now at (800) 674 7852. Indeed, having legal representation can help you attain compensation on medical bills, loss of earnings, future medicals, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, pain, and suffering, and more.
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