Fatal Visalia Pedestrian Accident Highway 198, Giddings Street

 Fatal Visalia Pedestrian Accident Highway 198, Giddings Street

Man, 35, Arrested DUI; Pedestrian Killed

VISALIA, Calif. (June 5, 2023) – A fatal Visalia pedestrian accident on Highway 198 happened Sunday night near Giddings Street.

The hit-and-run collision occurred around 8:30 p.m. on June 5th, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Also, police arrested the 35-year-old driver for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

Someone called 911 to report a pedestrian stumbling on eastbound Highway 198. Police responded and located the victim in the roadway. The unidentified pedestrian suffered major injuries when they were hit by a vehicle. The person died at the scene.

Meanwhile, the driver of the vehicle involved failed to stop after the crash. However, James Martinez of Exeter later returned to the crash scene. The motorist cooperated with the investigation, but police determined he was driving under the influence of alcohol and was arrested.

The case remains under investigation, but preliminary indications are the driver is not at fault for the man’s death.

Johnson Attorneys Group does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Furthermore, Johnson Attorneys Group hopes this news information is timely and helpful. Additionally, if you would like to contribute any information, add a GoFundMe page or have legal questions, please contact us as soon as possible. Our law firm is a proud, longtime supporter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

Source: CHP, Your Central Valley News

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