David Valverde Fatally Struck by Street-Racing Motorcyclist on Scenic Drive in Modesto
Modesto, CA (October 31, 2022) – David Valverde (66) was identified as the fatality in a pedestrian crash on Scenic Drive in Modesto. According to The Modesto Bee, the crash happened before 10:00 pm on Friday.
A street-racing motorcyclist fatally struck David Valverde on the sidewalk of Scenic Drive in Modesto.
The Modesto Police Department reported a fatal crash involving a pedestrian and a motorcyclist on the sidewalk of Scenic Drive in Modesto.
A bystander reportedly attempted life-saving measures on the victim while waiting for the authorities to arrive. Unfortunately, the victim died at the scene.
The Stanislaus County coroner’s office identified the victim as David Valverde of Modesto.
According to police, a motorcycle and a vehicle were engaged in a street race before the unfortunate crash. Meanwhile, Valverde was on the sidewalk along the cemeteries on Scenic Drive.
In an attempt to avoid another vehicle, the motorcyclist swerved to the right and hit the curb. This crash caused him to be ejected from his motorcycle and crash into Valverde.
The motorcyclist was then taken to an area hospital for injuries. Meanwhile, the other driver did not sustain any injuries and stayed at the scene.
Right now, authorities are still investigating the crash. If you have information regarding this incident, you may contact Officer Kyle Johnson at (209) 342-9178 or JohnsonK@ModestoPD.com.
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In this case, the family members of David Valverde 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.
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Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of David Valverde.
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