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Fresno, CA – 70-Year-Old Killed in Drunk Driving Pedestrian Accident

Fresno, CA (February 24, 2019) – On Thursday evening, February 21, a 70-year-old named Ram Bhatia was killed in a drunk driving pedestrian accident that took place in the area of Friant and Copper River Roads.

At the time, Bhatia had been out for a walk when he was struck near the intersection by a black BMW. Emergency responders arrived at the scene around 6:24 p.m.

When he was found by paramedics,  Bhatia had sustained critical injuries. Paramedics attempted to save his life but, unfortunately, he was tragically pronounced deceased at the scene.

Detectives said that the driver fled the scene immediately after striking Bhatia. It took some time, but police were able to identify the drunk driver as Matthew Hiram Chenot. He was arrested for felony hit-and-run, gross vehicular manslaughter, and more.

We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Ram Bhatia, whose life was taken prematurely in this accident.

Pedestrian Accidents in California

Fresno, CA - 70-Year-Old Killed in Drunk Driving Pedestrian Accident Every year, hundreds of pedestrians lose their lives in California accidents due to the negligence of others. California now ranks fifteenth on the list of states with the most pedestrian fatalities. One of the reasons for these accidents is drunk driving, which takes place due to the negligence of drivers who are not looking out for the well-being of others. In the blink of an eye, a drunk driver can lose control and strike a pedestrian, forever changing the lives of many. These accidents happen very unexpectedly.

At the Los Angeles Injury Group, our attorneys have been handling these cases for many years and are willing to stand by your side during this difficult time. DUI accidents, by default, are caused by the negligence of drivers due to the fact that drunk drivers make a criminal decision to drive drunk behind their wheels. If you are the family of a loved one whose life was taken from you too soon, we will help you compensate for a variety of damages in your time of need. Contact us for more information on your claim at 310-954-7248.

 


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