Deadly Pedestrian Accident at G & 5th Street 

82-year-old Josefa Blandon was hit and killed by a Merced police officer Thursday night on April 7th.

The incident occurred around 10 p.m. at the intersection of G and 5th Street. 

It is unclear at this time what caused the police officer to hit the woman. 

Unfortunately, she sustained major injuries and was declared dead at the scene. 

CHP is actively investigating the accident.

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Josefa Blandon.

According to statistics, there was a 26% increase in pedestrian deaths in California from 2014-2018.

In addition, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average.

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 be entitled to wrongful death benefits. 

It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident. 

Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.

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