Lee Vining, California (October 5, 2019) – The authorities have disclosed the identities of the victims of a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred on Thursday morning in Lee Vining.
The accident happened at the Mono Cone restaurant along US 395 near First Street at about 11:50 a.m. October 3.
A man was reportedly driving a Ford pickup truck northbound on the roadway when it swerved for unknown reasons, went across a sidewalk and crashed into the restaurant.
Several people who were seated in the outdoor dining area and others in the ordering window were struck by the truck.
One of the victims identified only as Clyde Blackman had to be extricated before being transported to the hospital where he died while undergoing treatment.
Among the injured were He Wenhue, Li Wanlu, Barbara Richter, Marlin Montgomery, Joan Montgomery and Jane Blackman.
The severity of the injuries sustained by the victims was not immediately disclosed.
No further information was provided.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accident victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by the tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.
While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in the accident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this results in atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice, in this case, helps bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”
Mr. Khodaverdian, a contributor to this site, is available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.