Fresno, CA – Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident on Hughes Avenue
Fresno, CA (January 15, 2019) – Police reported that a pedestrian lost her life in a hit-and-run accident that took place along Hughes Avenue today, January 15 around 5:30 p.m.
The female pedestrian, whose name has not yet been released by police, was struck by a vehicle on the roadway just south of Belmont Avenue.
Paramedics immediately responded to the area of the accident, where they discovered the woman lying unconscious in the middle of the road due to the crash. The victim was immediately taken to the hospital where she, unfortunately, succumbed to her traumatic injuries.
Police confirmed that the motorist who caused the accident did not stop at the scene to check and see if the pedestrian was okay. However, they did discover the suspect vehicle about a mile away from the scene of the accident.
When police spoke with the driver of the vehicle, he claimed that he thought he struck a shopping cart and so he kept driving. At this time, police continue their investigation into the accident.
We would like to take this time to extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the pedestrian whose life was taken too soon in this horrific accident. We understand that it might feel impossible to comprehend this traumatic accident, which is why we want to keep you in our thoughts as you endure the grieving process.
California Pedestrian Accidents
California now ranks 15th highest in the United States in regards to the number of pedestrian accidents that take place on our roads. Pedestrians, who are supposed to be afforded some of the hugest protections on our roads, are actually at the highest risk of these devastating and fatal accidents due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm at the time of an accident. If your loved one has been taken due to the recklessness of a driver, our experienced pedestrian accident attorneys are here to support you while you bring a wrongful death claim on behalf of a loved one.
At the Los Angeles Injury Group, our accident attorneys understand how overwhelming it can be to lose a loved one from an emotional standpoint, as well as the financial hardship one of these cases might have on your life. This is why we have made it our personal responsibility to assist those who have been affected by reckless drivers. It is tremendously imperative that you remember you have many rights under California law if you have lost a loved one in a sudden and unexpected accident. Contact us for more information on how we can help in the midst of your claim at 310-954-7248.
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