Louis Walton Jr. ID’d as Pedestrian Killed in Modesto Crash on Highway 99 near Tuolumne Boulevard
Modesto, California (June 5, 2020) – The pedestrian who died in a crash Monday morning in Modesto has been identified as Louis Walton Jr. 37, of Modesto
Walton was reportedly crawling in the number 1 lane of northbound Highway 99 north of Tuolumne Boulevard at around 4:30 a.m. Monday, June 1, when he was hit by a 2017 Hyundai driven by Randy Longnecker, 59, of Modesto.
Walton was then hit by a black Chevrolet Malibu sedan and possibly a third vehicle, authorities said.
Walton died at the scene.
Longnecker remained at the scene and was cooperative. It is undetermined whether drugs or alcohol were factors in the collision.
The accident remains under investigation.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
Arin noted that pedestrians, in most instances, have the right-of-way when crossing a street or an intersection. According to Arin, to properly investigate a pedestrian crash and prove negligence, enough resources are required. “A skilled attorney has the resources and will help investigate the accident to determine the party at fault,” Arin said