Man in His 90s Elderly Injured in Fresno Pedestrian Accident on Marks Avenue and Sussex Way
Fresno, California (January 31, 2020) - A driver making a turn at an intersection in central Fresno hit and injured an elderly pedestrian on Thursday, January 30, according to the Fresno Police Department.
The collision happened at the intersection of Marks Avenue and Sussex Way on Thursday evening.
The elderly pedestrian was on a wheelchair attempting to cross the road when he was struck by the vehicle.
The victim, only identified as a man in his 90s, sustained critical injuries in the accident and was rushed to Community Regional Medical Center for treatment.
The driver who hit the pedestrian was at the scene when the police arrived.
Police said there was no indication that alcohol or drugs were involved in the crash.
The Fresno Police Department is conducting an investigation into the collision.
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.