MERCED, CALIFORNIA (January 2, 2017) – A fatal pedestrian versus car collision occurred on Monday evening, at approximately 7:46 p.m., on Highway 99, near Collier Road. (map)
The pedestrian, identified as Doney Alvarez, was crossing the northbound lanes of Highway 99, when he was struck by the first vehicle in the fast lane. Alvarez was then hit by a 2013 Hyundai Accent, as the driver was unable to avoid the collision. Sadly, Doney Alvarez was pronounced dead at the scene.
The first driver fled the scene, but the second driver remained at the scene to speak with the police.
Police are searching for the first driver, the vehicle is suspected to be a dark blue 2013 to 2017 Ford Fusion. The passenger-side mirror was found at the scene and would be missing from the vehicle in question.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said an attorney from Lexton Law Firm “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Serving Sacramento, Newport Beach, San Diego and throughout California, Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.