Santa Cruz, CA – Pedestrian Accident on Modesto Avenue Claims Life of One Woman
Santa Cruz, CA (July 22, 2018) – A woman who has yet to be identified was reportedly struck and killed by a motor vehicle Friday afternoon on Modesto Avenue, according to a local and trustworthy news source in Santa Cruz. The fatal pedestrian crash that occurred on the south side of Modesto Avenue apparently took place at around 3:25 p.m.
The initial investigation showed that the woman had been walking along the coastal side of the avenue when she was fatally struck by an Infinity SUV that was heading west on the same road at the time. The reason for the deadly accident is presently unknown.
Responders arrived on the scene shortly after the crash and found the woman on the ground in the 100 block of Modesto Avenue. Unfortunately, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity is being withheld until family members can be notified.
The driver of the SUV who struck the pedestrian was identified by authorities as Kelsey Knoll, 24, of Mount Hermon. According to reports, the young woman was apparently detained on murder charges for her involvement in the fatal crash. Police stated that it is currently unclear as to whether or not the suspect was intoxicated at the time of the collision. The investigation into this accident is ongoing at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences and most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the family members of the victim during this tragic and unfortunate time.
California Pedestrian Accident and Wrongful Death
It seems pretty clear who was at fault for this accident, although the investigation will likely need to continue in order to be as accurate as possible. The family members of the victim will likely have solid grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit in the near future. However, the decision to file a claim for financial compensation is a personal one that only the family affected by the crash are able to make.
We at Brady Law Group realize that there is nothing quite as overwhelming as the sudden loss of a loved one. We are entirely passionate about holding negligent and criminal drivers liable for the immense pain and devastation they cause. If you have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident due to the actions of a negligent driver, please call us at (866) 478-6483 for a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys today.
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