Fatal Hit & Run Pedestrian Accident
42-year-old Michelle Mims was the pedestrian that was hit and killed in Turlock Thursday, June 9th.
The incident occurred around 7 a.m. at the intersection of West Main Street and South Morgan Road.
A motorist hit Mims and fled the scene. There are not any witnesses that have come forward at this time.
Sadly, the woman died on the side of the road prior to first responders arriving at the scene.
The accident remains under investigation.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Michelle Mims.
According to statistics, 20% of pedestrian fatalities include fleeing drivers. 68% of those killed in hit-and-run crashes are pedestrians and bicyclists.
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.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.