Pedestrian Hit and Injured by Vehicle on Marks Avenue
DATE OF ACCIDENT: Saturday, October 20th
October 23, 2018 – Injuries were reported following a pedestrian accident on Marks Avenue, just west of Highway 99, Saturday evening.
According to Fresno Bee, an unidentified man was crossing Marks Avenue around 9:15 p.m. Subsequently, a Ford F-150 pickup was passing in the area, and accidentally hit the pedestrian.
Injury Pedestrian Accident Saturday in Frenso
Medical records indicated paramedics rushed the man to Community Regional Medical Center for treatment of what appeared to be major injuries. The identity of the patient have not been disclosed thus far.
Meanwhile, investigators determined the pedestrian was outside the designated crosswalk when the collision happened.
The 91-year-old driver of the Ford is not facing any charges in relation to the accident, officials said. Further investigation on the case is ongoing.
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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.
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