Merced Co, CA (August 05, 2020) – Charlene Webb was recently identified as the pedestrian who was hit by a passing car and subsequently died on the morning of Wednesday, August 5th while making her way across Highway 99 in Merced County.
A report from the California Highway Patrol stated that someone driving a Toyota struck the female at around 12:30 a.m. between Westside Boulevard and Sultana Drive along the northbound lanes of Highway 99.
Following the incident, the driver of the Toyota stopped and pulled their vehicle over and called 911. Then the driver reportedly pulled the victim out of the lanes of travel and onto the median of the highway as they both waited for law enforcement officers and emergency medical personnel to arrive.
Sadly, the victim sustained critical crash-related injuries and was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene.
Local law enforcement officers who were investigating the accident have stated that prior to the accident, the victim was riding in a car with a male driver heading southbound down Highway 99. She reportedly leaped out of the man’s car when it suddenly pulled over onto the side of the road, bolted out of the front seat, and attempted to run across the highway.
No arrests were made following the accident. The report does not mention whether or not any traffic citations were issued.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Ms. Charlene Webb, at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Merced County
Distracted driving is the most common cause of fatal pedestrian-involved accidents in California. Pedestrians inside of an intersection or marked crosswalk have the right of way but anytime a motorist is not paying attention to their surroundings, pedestrians attempting to cross the street typically do not get noticed in time; an error in judgment that can easily turn deadly.
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