Unidentified Pedestrian Hospitalized after Car Crash on West Olive Avenue

MERCED, CA (May 9, 2022) – Tuesday evening, Juan Mata was involved in a pedestrian crash on M Street that injured one victim.

The accident happened at the intersection of M Street and West Olive Avenue where a man sustained critical injuries from a collision.

Police said the male pedestrian was walking along a crosswalk when the driver of a vehicle struck him for reasons unknown. Consequently, responding paramedics transported the victim to a trauma center.

Meanwhile, the driver, 22-year-old Juan Mata stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

Whether you are a driver or a pedestrian, you can help make our roads safer by abiding by all traffic laws and following the conditions of the road. If you’re driving, avoid distractions and look out for pedestrians at all times. If you’re a pedestrian, cross at designated crosswalks or intersections. Remember that disregarding traffic laws and engaging in unsafe driving behaviors frequently lead to dangerous auto accidents.


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