We’re faced with vehicular accidents and death daily. Another accident in Fresno, CA has led to the death of a woman.
A woman crossing the street in Northwest Fresno was struck and killed recently. The pedestrian accident happened at the corner of Blackstone Avenue and Magill. The woman was jaywalking onto Blackstone Avenue when a sports utility vehicle traveling southbound struck her. Despite authorities arriving on scene shortly after, the victim died of her injuries.
Police believe the woman – who was homeless – was crossing the street illegally with a shopping cart at the time of the collision. She was also wearing dark clothing, which made her difficult to see at night. Investigators ruled that the victim was at fault for the collision.
It is critically important that people walking in the greater Fresno region – or anywhere – must obey posted traffic signage. This is especially true at night, when cars and trucks have a much harder time spotting potential dangers.
If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a pedestrian accident, you may have grounds to pursue legal action. But your ability to file a claim depends greatly upon the situation in which you were involved.
For more information, or to schedule a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney, please contact the Law Office of Rick D. Banks.
You can reach us at (559) 222-4891.