Pedestrian Hospitalized after Fresno Accident at Blackstone and Shields Avenues

Fresno Accident
Fresno, CA: Man Struck and Seriously Hurt by Vehicle at Blackstone and Shields Avenues

Fresno, California (September 14, 2021) – A 49-year-old man sustained major injuries after being struck by a vehicle Monday night at an intersection in Fresno.

The major injury crash took place shortly before 8:00 pm near Blackstone Avenue and Shields Avenue.

As per the Fresno Police Department report, the male party was hit by a vehicle while jaywalking near the center divider on September 13.

Major Injury Fresno Pedestrian Crash

The unidentified pedestrian sustained serious injuries following the crash. He was attended to by paramedics before being taken to an area hospital for further medical aid.

Authorities affirmed that the involved motorist remained at the crash site and cooperated with the investigation.

The detectives handling the case are gathering more evidence to determine the cause of the accident.

Notable Pedestrian Accident Statistics According to the California Office of Traffic Safety:

  • 893 pedestrians were killed, and more than 14,000 were injured on California roadways in 2018.
  • California’s pedestrian fatality is almost 25% higher than the national average.
  • California is among the leading states in pedestrian deaths.

Safety Tips for Pedestrians

  • Make yourself visible to other road users by wearing bright colored clothes, reflector jackets, or using a flashlight when walking at night.
  • Avoid distractions such as using your phone while on the streets.
  • Cross streets on marked crosswalks and obey traffic lights.
  • Always pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Be predictable by observing all traffic rules and obeying signs and signals.

Safety Tips for Drivers

  • Look out for pedestrians, particularly in hard-to-see conditions, for example, at night and in bad weather.
  • Yield and be ready to stop whenever a pedestrian has the right-of-way.
  • Be cautious when parking or backing up – pedestrians can move across your path.
  • Observe all traffic rules.

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