Woman Killed in Pedestrian Accident at Winery Avenue and McKinley Avenue in Fresno
Fresno, California (September 21, 2019) – A woman in a wheelchair died after being struck by a car in Fresno on Friday evening, September 20.
According to a local news source, the accident happened at about 6:30 p.m. in the area of McKinley and Winery avenues.
As per the report, a woman was crossing the intersection when she was hit by a car.
The woman sustained major injuries and was transported to a local hospital where she died while undergoing treatment.
The identity of the deceased was not immediately disclosed.
Further information on the fatal pedestrian accident was not immediately established.
An investigation to determine the cause of the accident is underway.
Losing a loved one in an accident is saddening. It is even more difficult when the death was caused by the negligence of a person of an entity. Wrongful death lawsuits are usually separate from any criminal proceedings that may take place. In California, the surviving spouse, domestic partner and the surviving children of the deceased may pursue compensation in the event of a wrongful. In special cases, siblings, parents and dependents of the deceased may file a wrongful death claim.
The plaintiffs may recover compensations for:
- Burial/funeral costs
- Medical expenses incurred as a result of the accident prior to the death of a loved one.
- Loss of support, for those financially dependent on the deceased
- Lost income, including lost expected income that the deceased would have reasonably earned
- Pain and suffering