78-Year-Old Woman Killed in Modesto Accident
Two vehicles collided in Modesto on June 14th, resulting in the death of Helen Byers, 78.
It was at the intersection of Gates Road and Highway 132 where the accident occurred.
Byers was reportedly driving southbound before stopping at the stop sign.
When proceeding through the intersection, she was struck by a westbound vehicle.
Her vehicle was sent off the roadway and into a canal, becoming submerged.
There were witnesses that helped the lady out of the water before paramedics arrived.
Byers was transported to the hospital where she sadly died due to her injuries.
It was also reported that the other driver sustained minor injuries.
An active investigation is underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Helen Byers.
Tips for after accident procedures:
- Always stop at the scene
- Call 911 if there are any injuries
- Get vehicle to safety if it is moveable, if it is not, put on hazards
- Exchange information with others involved and document everything
- Call 911 to report accident – they determine who was at fault
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.