Fresno, CA – Fatal Hit-and-Run Auto-Pedestrian Accident on Hughes Avenue
Fresno, CA (January 15, 2019) On the evening of January 15th, a fatal hit-and-run auto-pedestrian accident happened on Hughes Avenue, just south of Belmont Avenue. According to the reports, a vehicle struck a homeless woman at around 5:30 p.m. and proceeded to drive off without stopping.
When emergency crews arrived, they found the homeless woman lying in the street suffering from serious injuries. Although she was rushed to the hospital, she did not survive her injuries.
Fortunately, the police found the driver a mile away from the crash site. When they asked the driver why they fled the scene, the driver claimed to have thought the homeless woman was a shopping cart.
The identity of the driver and the pedestrian is unknown at this time.
We are sad to learn that a woman lost her life in this accident. We send our deepest condolences to her family as they begin the difficult grieving process.
Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accidents in California
Unfortunately, hit-and-run pedestrian accidents happen every day in California, with the leading cause being negligent driving. If a driver is driving distracted or under the influence, it’s easier for them to hit a pedestrian since they’re not fully focused on the road. After striking someone, drivers usually flee the scene when they know they’ve committed a negligent act and don’t want to face the consequences.
Once the police finish investigating this accident, it’s likely that the woman’s family could file a wrongful death lawsuit with the help of a California wrongful death attorney,
At Brady Law Group, we understand how important it is for families to receive justice after losing a loved one in a vehicle accident that could have been avoided. We work relentlessly until our clients are fully compensated for their damages and losses. If you or someone you know lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, call 866-478-6483 for a free consultation today.
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 to all those involved in the accident.