Fatal Highway 99 Pedestrian Accident Reported in Modesto

An unidentified pedestrian was fatally struck by a big rig on Wednesday, June 29th in Modesto.

The tragic accident took place at about 7:23 a.m. on Highway 99 at Standiford Avenue. 

A big rig, and possibly a Toyota Corolla, struck the victim between the Nos. 2 & 3 lanes for unknown reasons. 

The victim sustained severe injuries and sadly died as a result.

A tow truck was also needed to remove the Toyota from the scene. 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. 

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.

Tips for pedestrians: 

  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Avoid distractions (use of headphones, cell phone) 
  • Obey traffic laws & signals
  • Always use crosswalk

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