Woman Killed in Fresno Pedestrian Accident at Butler and East Avenues
Fresno, California (February 19, 2020) – A woman was struck and killed by a train Wednesday evening in southeast Fresno, according to a local news source.
The deadly accident happened shortly after 5:00 p.m. near the intersection of Butler and East Avenues.
Authorities said the woman was walking along the tracks near the intersection when she was struck by the train that was moving less than the speed limit.
Paramedics responded to the scene and performed CPR on the woman. She was then taken to Community Regional Medical Center with head injuries.
Sadly, the woman later succumbed to her injuries at the hospital. Her name has not been disclosed pending notification of family.
The conductor of the train stopped at the scene and cooperated with the authorities.
The accident caused a major traffic congestion in the area.
The accident remains under investigation.
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