MODESTO, CALIFORNIA (August 22, 2017) – Michael Pershall was tragically identified as the man that was struck by a DUI driver and killed on Monday evening, according to a local news source. (map)
Michael Pershall, an off duty Seargant with the Modesto Police Department, was riding a bicycle in front of Savage middle school near Maid Mariane Lane and Merle Avenue when was struck from behind by a vehicle.
Michael Pershall was tragically pronounced dead at the scene as a result of his injuries. The driver that struck Pershall was identified as 32 year old Matthew Gibbs. Gibbs was arrested for DUI as part of the ongoing investigation into the accident.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from West Alliance Injury Lawyers. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”