Boy Dies after Fairfield Pedestrian Accident at W. Texas Street
Fairfield, California (February 24, 2020) – Cirilo Martinez Tellez, 32, of Fairfield, was arrested following a Sunday afternoon deadly auto-pedestrian accident that left a child with fatal injuries in Fairfield, according to police.
A two-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle driven by Tellez, the boy’s uncle, at about 2:00 p.m. on February 23, at the 1400 block of W. Texas Street.
The boy was hospitalized at a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The police took Tellez's vehicle into custody after the accident. Pellez fled the accident scene but he later returned to the scene at about 6:00 p.m.
Alcohol impairment was believed to have played a role in the crash as per the evidence collected at the scene by the police.
Tellez was arrested into Solano County Jail and booked for felony hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter.
An investigation is underway.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney. Arin noted that pedestrians, in most instances, have the right-of-way when crossing a street or an intersection. According to Arin, to properly investigate a pedestrian crash and prove negligence, enough resources are required. “A skilled attorney has the resources and will help investigate the accident to determine the party at fault,” Arin said.