Pedestrian Collision along Highway 99 Hospitalized One Man
MODESTO, CA (October 19, 2022) – Saturday night, police were dispatched to a pedestrian crash were Christian Martinez was injured.
The incident happened on October 15th at around 9:30 p.m. on the southbound lanes oh Highway 99, north of Briggsmore Avenue.
According to police, officers responded to the scene and found 22-year-old Martinez lying on the highway with injuries.
Martinez was treated at the scene and was later transported to a nearby hospital for precautions, Modesto fire Department said.
Furthermore, 29-year-old Samuel Melo was identified as the driver of a 2017 Ford pickup that struck Martinez with a speed of 75 mph.
Police also stated that Martinez was on the west shoulder when he suddenly went into the traffic lanes, causing the accident.
Meanwhile, police have assessed Melo and he was not driving under the influence. No further details were added and an active investigation is ongoing.
Just like a driver is expected to be responsible and abide by all traffic laws, pedestrians also have to behave reasonably and responsibly. If you are buzzed or drunk, it is better to request a paid ride home. By being responsible, you can help prevent accidents that can completely change a person’s life.
It is important to have strong legal representation on your side when injured in a pedestrian crash. Reach out to the pedestrian accident attorneys at Sweet James today. With 20 years of experience in the field, they know what it takes to help you win your case. Call them at (800) 975-3435 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach them 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat.
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