Juan Vega Arrested after Hit-and-Run Accident at 16th and G Streets in Merced

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Cyclist Killed in Merced Hit-and-Run Collision at 16th and G Streets, Juan Vega Arrested

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Juan Vega Arrested after Hit-and-Run Accident at 16th and G Streets in Merced

Merced, California – Juan Antonio Vega, 38, was arrested following a deadly bicycle crash at 16th and G streets in Merced that happened on Monday night.

Police said a man was riding his bicycle in the 1600 block of G Street when he was struck by Vega’s vehicle.

The incident occurred at around 7:30 p.m. on January 18.

The victim suffered severe injuries, and he was rushed to a hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Vega drove away immediately after the crash without stopping to help the victim.

Merced police arrested Vega on Wednesday in the area of Beachwood.

The suspect vehicle, which had substantial damage consistent with the crash, was towed as evidence.

The name of the deceased was not released pending family notification.

The accident remains under investigation.

Arin Khodaverdian, CEO and Managing Attorney of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights. Swift action by an intelligent and experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

“Usually, clients hire me immediately after their first consultation because they quickly figure out that I will treat them like family. I lift a weight off their shoulders immediately. That is my job. We simply leave no stone unturned – period. We go after everyone and everything. There is no other way to ensure justice,” Mr. Khodaverdian states.

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, 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. We have numerous other 6-figure settlements within 30 days. While these results are atypical and do not predict future outcomes, justice in these cases helped bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the families.”

Mr. Khodaverdian is the recipient of numerous accolades including one of the: Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Truck Accident Settlements in CA in 2019, and Top 10 Motorcycle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019. He is a Berkeley graduate and proud personal injury and wrongful death attorney. He is personally available 24/7 for free, no-obligation consultations and second opinions by calling 800-984-4123. He can also be reached via email using the contact form on this site.