Fresno, CA – Fatal Hit-&-Run on Golden State Blvd
Fresno, CA (December 29, 2019) – A pedestrian is dead after being involved in a hit-and-run accident along Golden State Boulevard on Thursday, December 26th just before 3:00 a.m.
The Fresno County Coroner’s Office has since identified the deceased as Jesse Lazalde, 25, a resident of Fresno.
Police reports indicate that a car heading southbound along Golden State Boulevard, just north of South Church Avenue, collided with Lazalde.
Paramedics were dispatched to the scene of the accident and discovered Lazalde lying in the street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to eyewitness accounts, the driver slowed down after striking Lazalde but did not stop and eventually sped away.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Jesse Lazalda, at this time.
Hit-and-Run Accidents in Fresno
According to California law, a hit-and-run accident takes place anytime a driver is involved in an accident with another car, a pedestrian, a cyclist, or an object, and then flees the scene having made no effort to identify themselves, or providing necessary aid to victims who might be in desperate need of help.
It makes no difference whether or not the absconding driver is culpable for the accident, fleeing the scene is still a criminal act. If you have been the victim of a hit-and-run accident, the first thing you should do is call the police so that they can immediately open an investigation that will help identify and apprehend the cowardly driver.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a hit-and-run accident then you may be able to benefit from uninsured motorist coverage Here at the Los Angeles Injury Group, we will stand by your side throughout your case and make sure your rights are protected.