Lydia Arroyo Struck and Killed by Vehicle in Merced on Highway 99
Merced, CA (July 23, 2021) – On Thursday, Lydia Arroyo died following a 16th Street hit-and-run crash near Highway 99.
The woman walked in the roadway from northbound Highway 99. Then, a vehicle struck her.
Emergency responders took the unidentified victim to a Modesto hospital with major injuries.
The suspect driver did not stop to render aid to the victim. Apparently, another driver reported the incident to 911.
Officers do not believe the pedestrian was using a designated crosswalk.
Meanwhile, police say to please call the authorities at 209- 356-6600 if you have further details about this 16th Street hit-and-run crash.We express our condolences to the friends and family of Lydia Arroyo.
Dealing With Injuries Like in 16th Street Hit-and-Run Crash
In today’s current state of affairs, more individuals are walking as a new way to escape home for a while.
As a result, pedestrian accidents have also spiked in popularity, so has the risk of pedestrian accidents.
Pedestrian accidents are incidents in which someone walking or crossing a road is injured by a vehicle striking them.
Pedestrian accidents can be avoided.
A common cause of these unfortunate incidents includes drivers speeding. Motorists who speed do not have enough reaction time to stop or yield for pedestrians who have the right of way.
Especially now, with roadways emptier than ever across the world, drivers disobeying the speed limit is at an all-time high. Thus, pedestrian safety is at an all-time low.
Meanwhile, here are some things that we can do to avoid such accidents:
- Avoid dangerous behaviors: always walk on the sidewalk (no jaywalking), stay sober, and make eye contact with drivers, don’t assume the driver can see you.
- Look before you step: cross streets at marked crosswalks/intersections, obey traffic signals, and watch for turning vehicles.
Hire an experienced personal injury attorney from Sweet Lawyers if you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident.
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