Joe Mendiola Identified as Person Killed in Fresno Pedestrian Accident at West and Shield Avenues
Fresno, California (March 4, 2020) – The man who was killed in an auto-pedestrian crash on Monday evening in Fresno has been identified as Joe Mendiola, 67, from Fresno, according to police.
Mendiola was struck by a car at about 7:00 p.m. March 2, at West Avenue and Shield Avenue, according to the CHP.
The police said an adult female was driving her three children when she struck Mendiola at the intersection in Central Fresno.
Mendiola was transported to the Community Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.
It was immediately not known if the occupants in the car involved were injured.
The crash 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.