2 Killed in Pedestrian Accident at Juniper Avenue and Augusta Lane in Atwater

Atwater Pedestrian Accident
2 Killed in Atwater Pedestrian Accident at Juniper Avenue and Augusta Lane

Atwater, California (November 2, 2022) – Two pedestrians died after being struck by a car in Atwater, Merced County, on Wednesday morning.

The fatal accident was reported at around 9:20 a.m. near the intersection of Juniper Avenue and Augusta Lane, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A black Chrysler minivan was traveling westbound on Juniper Avenue from North Buhach Road when it left the roadway for unknown reasons and struck two pedestrians and a light pole.

2 Pedestrians Hit, Killed by Car at Juniper and Augusta in Merced

The two unidentified pedestrians were pronounced dead at the accident scene.

The names of the victims were not immediately disclosed.

The driver of the involved car stayed at the scene and cooperated with the authorities.

Additional information about the accident was not provided.

An investigation into the accident is underway.

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Drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists and even pedestrians are reminded to use the road responsibly. Drivers are specifically reminded NEVER to drive while impaired. P. Mark Shayani of Pacific Attorney Group says “There can never be any good reason for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs”.

Shayani explains that impaired driving is not only about driving under the influence of alcohol. “Some over-the-counter drugs and prescription medications may cause impaired driving.” As a driver or rider, it is always good to read warning labels and follow directions of use about operating heavy machinery which includes driving a car or riding a motorcycle.

According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, 1,159 lives were lost throughout California in drunk driving-related traffic collisions.

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