Larry Raven Killed in Fresno Pedestrian Crash on North Bunkerhill Drive near East Ticonderoga Drive
Fresno, California (January 25, 2020) – The pedestrian who died after being hit by a vehicle earlier this month in Fresno has been identified as Larry Raven, 80, of Fresno.
The fatal crash took place just before 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 6 on North Bunkerhill Drive near East Ticonderoga Drive.
The California Highway Patrol said a Ford F-250 truck was backing from a private driveway when it hit the left side of a Chevrolet that was stopped in the northbound lane of Bunkerhill. The Ford then struck Raven.
Raven was taken to Community Regional Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.
The driver of the Ford was identified Vernardo Orgeta, 42, of Visalia.
According to the report, the California Highway Patrol will refer charges of misdemeanor manslaughter to the Fresno County District Attorney. Authorities said the Fresno County District Attorney’s office will decide if charges would be filed.
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