1 Man Fatally Injured by Tractor-Trailer in Fresno County
(June 24, 2018) – A local news source reported that a man was tragically killed Friday night after being struck by a large commercial tractor-trailer on Elkhorn Avenue in Fresno County. The accident occurred around 11:30 p.m. Friday night when a 2013 Volvo tractor-trailer was driving on Elkhorn Avenue, west of Highway 43. According to reports, Robert Perez who was the driver of the truck apparently ran over a man who was allegedly lying down on the eastbound side of the avenue.
Reportedly, it is still unclear why the man had been lying in the road, and it is uncertain as to whether or not he was alive at the time of impact. Officers who responded to the scene unfortunately pronounced the man dead shortly after. The name of the man who died is not being released until family members can be notified. According to officials, Perez remained at the scene after the accident and fully complied with police. The cause of the accident is currently being investigated. Our condolences are reserved for the family members of the victim during this tragic time.
Fresno County Wrongful Death Attorney
Investigators are working to determine liability in the cause of this accident. They will be looking to see if Perez acted negligently behind the wheel by determining if things like excessive speed, distracted driving, or drugs or alcohol were involved. Depending on the results of the investigation, there would likely be grounds for a wrongful death claim.
When dealing with a large commercial vehicle accident, the truck drivers’ company is often held accountable. Many victims and their families will attempt to obtain compensation for their losses from such a company because of the extremely high financial burdens that arise after such an accident. Albeit, it is always the choice of the victim and/or their family to file a claim for compensation.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery. If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery for all those involved in the accident.