Pedestrian Hospitalized After Fresno Accident at Blackstone and Herndon Avenues
Fresno, California (October 4, 2021) – A man, in his 30s, was hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle Sunday evening at an intersection in Fresno, according to a report by the Fresno Police Department.
The pedestrian crash took place in the area of Blackstone and Herndon Avenues at approximately 7:00 p.m.
An individual was reportedly struck by a vehicle while walking across the intersection in the crosswalk under unclear circumstances.
Fresno Pedestrian Accident
Paramedics treated the male party, who was not identified, before transporting him to a nearby hospital for treatment of moderate but non-life-threatening injuries.
Meanwhile, the involved motorist stopped after the collision and cooperated with the law enforcers.
An investigation into the accident is underway.
California Auto-Pedestrian Accidents
Many pedestrians are hurt, and several others are killed in accidents in California every year. The causes of many of these pedestrian accidents include distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, bad weather, wrong-way driving, and failure to observe traffic laws. It is evident that negligence on the part of motorists is the leading cause of these accidents.
Motorists are also required by law to slow down as they approach crosswalks, whether marked or unmarked. They are also expected to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at controlled intersections. In the event of a pedestrian accident, the authorities will carry out an investigation to establish if the driver may have violated these traffic rules. The authorities may conduct a sobriety test on the driver to establish if the motorist had been driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If an investigation proves that negligence on the part of the motorist was a factor in the accident, the victim’s family is advised to file a case in court. The Pacific Attorney Group has a team of experienced litigators who will help the clients in the pursuit of justice.
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