Michael Tamez Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver

January 10, 2023

Winton, CA Hit-and-Run Crash Leaves Man Dead 

30-year-old Michael Tamez, from Atwater, fell victim to a hit-and-run crash on Monday morning. 

Tamez was fatally struck around 8:15 a.m. on Santa Fe Drive. 

An eastbound vehicle reportedly hit the man, causing him to be thrown onto the south shoulder. 

The involved driver fled the scene immediately after. 

Those with information are urged to contact authorities at (209) 356-6600.

California has the highest pedestrian fatality rate which is 25% higher than the national average. 

Due to the vulnerability that pedestrians face on the road, it is important that they take the proper precaution. Below are some tips: 

  • Avoid distractions (headphones, use of cell phone)
  • Be aware of your surroundings 
  • Adhere to all traffic laws & signals 
  • Always use the crosswalk 

If you or a loved one has fallen victim to a pedestrian crash, contact Avian Law Group today. You can reach our firm at (888) 231-3513.

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