Elderly Man Hit and Injured by Vehicle on 1st Street Near Bullard Avenue
LOCATION: North Fresno
DATE OF COLLISION: Friday, October 26th
October 27, 2018 – A pedestrian was injured after being struck by a vehicle on 1st Street Friday evening, according to Fresno Bee.
Primary reports indicated an elderly man stepped off the sidewalk, for unknown reasons, and was struck by a passing Jeep on northbound 1st Street near Bullard Avenue.
Major Injury Pedestrian Accident Friday in Fresno
Shortly after 8 p.m., medical teams responded to the accident scene and attended to the pedestrian who appeared to be hurt. The elderly was reportedly taken to Community Regional Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition.
The name of the patient remained undisclosed at this time.
Meanwhile, authorities mentioned the driver of the Jeep stayed on scene as police investigated. Liability in the collision is still being investigated.
Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on the details provided so far from the report, there are still many unanswered questions. Under California law, drivers who are approaching a pedestrian are required to exercise due care and reduce their speed for the safety of the pedestrian. A forensic examination of both the vehicle and the victim, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine what transpired. This will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. Other factors to consider, was the driver distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact? Police will ultimately determine fault for this accident and issue a report.
Depending on the results of the investigation, the family members of the elderly may have the right to a personal injury claim. Victims in similar cases may seek compensation for hospital bills, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
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