Daniel Trevarthen Killed in a Modesto Pedestrian Crash After Vehicle Hit Him While Crossing in Wheelchair
Modesto, CA (November 9, 2023) – Daniel Trevarthen (64) of Modesto died at the scene of a Modesto pedestrian crash after a vehicle hit him. According to The Modesto Bee, the authorities received reports about the crash at about 6:00 a.m. on Thursday.
Daniel Trevarthen of Modesto died at the scene of a Modesto pedestrian crash in the 300 block of Santa Cruz Avenue.
Daniel Trevarthen, a 64-year-old Modesto resident, succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene of a Modesto pedestrian crash after a vehicle struck him while crossing in a wheelchair on Thursday.
The Merced Communication Center received a call around 6 a.m., prompting first responders to rush to the scene.
Upon arrival, they discovered Daniel Trevarthen, unresponsive, lying in the southbound lane of Santa Cruz near its intersection with Mono Drive, alongside a white Chevrolet SUV, according to a California Highway Patrol.
Despite immediate lifesaving efforts, Trevarthen succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
Moreover, preliminary investigation suggests that the Chevrolet was traveling southbound on Santa Cruz, approaching Mono “at an unknown speed.”
Meanwhile, Trevarthen, in a wheelchair, entered the intersection without a marked crosswalk. Unfortunately, the Chevrolet failed to avoid the crash.
Furthermore, the involvement of alcohol or drugs in this Modesto pedestrian crash, resulting in the death of Daniel Trevarthen, is yet to be determined.
J&M Tip: Drivers should avoid driving recklessly, such as speeding, to respond accordingly in unforeseen situations leading to a crash.
Google Map of the Pedestrian Accident in Modesto, CA
More About Pedestrian Accident Liability
Pedestrians usually get major to fatal injuries in pedestrian accidents, such as the case of Daniel Trevarthen in this Modesto pedestrian crash. Sometimes, they can even cause death. When it comes to liability, it can fall on the pedestrian or driver based on various factors of the accident. Proving liability can become vague or obvious. The process generally involves finding out who acted carelessly, causing the accident. Any Los Angeles personal injury or accident lawyer will tell you that you need to show the following to prove negligence and liability:
- legal responsibility or “duty of care”
- violated or breached the duty of care
- the violation caused the accident
- the violation resulted in injuries or damages
In some cases, the driver might’ve sped down the road, hitting the pedestrian. This can put fault on the driver. Meanwhile, pedestrians can get hit by a car because they acted against traffic signals, such as jaywalking. In these instances, the pedestrian can become at fault. Other factors, such as lack of road markings and ample lighting, can also lead to pedestrian accidents. In these cases, a pedestrian accident lawyer can help look at all angles to determine liability. Learn more about pedestrian accident lawyers in California here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims: Daniel Trevarthen in Modesto Pedestrian Crash
In this Modesto pedestrian crash, the family members of Daniel Trevarthen can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition, negligence by a person or business can contribute to an accident, which might have resulted in the death of a family member. If that is the case, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and receive a big settlement.
Indeed, no amount of money will ever make up for the death of a loved one. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind.
Do you have any legal questions about accidents? Get answers and common accident-related legal advice here:
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Indeed, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, getting your rightful compensation is also important to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby and Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Modesto, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements and more. If you’d like professional advice about your case, call us today at 800-500-0000 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the families and friends of Daniel Trevarthen in this Modesto pedestrian crash.
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