Woman in Her 50s Seriously Injured in Fresno Crash at Blackstone and Sierra
FRESNO (January 5, 2019) – A pedestrian was seriously injured after a traffic collision in the area of Blackstone and Sierra avenues Saturday evening, according to The Fresno Bee.
The accident took place at around 7:50 p.m.
As per the article, police said a female pedestrian was struck for an unknown by a vehicle near the intersection of Blackstone and Sierra avenues.
The car headed north on Blackstone Avenue was trying to make a left turn onto Sierra when it hit the woman in her 50s in the roadway.
Pedestrian Hit by Car in Fresno Saturday, Jan 5
Paramedics responded to the scene and found the victim lying unconscious near a center median and suffering major injuries.
She was immediately taken to a local hospital for treatment. Her name and condition at this time remained unknown.
Meanwhile, police affirmed that the female driver involved stopped and parked in a turning lane after the crash. The motorist reportedly cooperated with the authorities.
Officials are still investigating the incident but they claimed that the intersection where the collision occurred is dark and it was raining at the time.
Fresno County Personal Injury Lawyer
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.
Authorities will thoroughly look into the speed of the vehicle, whether or not alcohol or drugs also played a role, whether or not there was any mechanical issue with car, and whether or not the driver involved was distracted or reckless when the collision occurred.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this collision, the seriously injured woman may possess the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Give our experienced Fresno County personal injury lawyer a call at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.