Authorities Investigating Fatal Fresno Pedestrian Accident near West and Shields Avenues
Fresno, California (March 3, 2020) – According to authorities, a male party in his 60s died following a pedestrian accident that happened in the area of Fresno on Monday evening, March 2.
Police said a car driven by a female party struck the man while he was jaywalking in the street near West and Shields avenues at about 7 p.m. March 2.
The woman stopped after the crash and cooperated with the law.
The pedestrian was hospitalized at Community Regional Medical Center with critical injuries sustained in the wreck.
The patient died at the hospital shortly after he was admitted.
There were no other victims injured following the collision
More details about the accident will be released after the completion of the 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