Woman, 78, Killed and Christine Wilson Injured in Visalia Pedestrian Accident on Walnut Street
VISALIA (December 10, 2017) – One woman was killed and another person was injured in a pedestrian accident on Walnut Street Saturday morning, according to Fresno Bee.
At approximately 8 a.m., a 78-year-old woman and 51-year-old Christine Wilson were both crossing north on Walnut from the Rancho Viejo shopping center. Then, for reasons still under investigation, an oncoming 2005 Toyota truck struck both women.
Responding medical personnel immediately rendered aid to the pedestrians who both appeared to be hurt. The victims were reportedly taken to Kaweah Delta Medical Centre where the elderly woman sadly succumbed to her injuries. Furthermore, medical records indicated that Wilson is still being treated at the hospital as of late Saturday.
No immediate information was disclosed on the involved driver.
Further investigation is ongoing at this time to determine the precise cause of the fatal accident.
We offer our warmest of thoughts and prayers to the involved parties and their families during such a difficult time.
Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on this news report, it remained unclear if the involved driver will be held liable for the pedestrian accident that resulted in fatal trauma to an elderly woman, and bodily injuries to Ms. Christine Wilson. California has several right of way laws that apply to the pedestrians. These laws include the obligation of the drivers to exercise due care and lessen the speed of their cars while approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk.
In this specific case, if investigators finally prove that the involved driver has been negligent and caused the collision, then the family members of the deceased and Ms. Wilson will then have the right to pursue a wrongful death and a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault.
If you, or your loved one, have been a involved in a pedestrian accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group. You may contact our experienced pedestrian accident lawyers at 800-235-6801 for a free consultation.
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