Gavin Gladding, 43, Killed in Fresno Hit-and-Run on Friant Road
FRESNO (September 16, 2018) – A man jogging along Friant Road was killed after an alleged hit-and-run accident on Sunday morning, according to The Fresno Bee.
The victim has been identified as 43-year old Gavin Gladding. He was an elementary school administrator in Clovis.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said Gladding was apparently jogging on the shoulder area of Friant Road when for an unknown reason a vehicle headed west veered off the road and hit him.
Gladding was immediately taken to Community Regional Medical Center where he later died. The collision occurred at around 6 a.m., west of Willow Avenue.
Jogger Hit by Car in Fresno, September 16
Meanwhile, the driver involved did not stop to render aid and fled west on Friant. The suspect car was described as a black, possibly single-cab early 2000s model GMC Sierra with an apparent front-end damage.
The vehicle also had its right-side passenger window shattered, its right-side mirror missing, and is possibly missing the front GMC grille emblem.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the CHP communication center at 559-262-0400 or report anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 559-498-7867.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of Mr. Gavin Gladding during such a difficult time.
Fresno County Wrongful Death Lawyer
In this case, it is evident that the driver of the GMC Sierra will be held responsible for causing the tragic incident that led to the death of the pedestrian involved. Leaving the scene following a crash is a serious crime and punishable by law especially if the collision tragically killed another individual.
The surviving family of Mr. Gavin Gladding will have then the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party. Family members of wrongful death victims will be entitled to a recompense for the funeral costs, loss of future income and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim in an auto accident due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, we encourage you to call Johnson Attorneys Group and speak with our experienced Fresno County wrongful death lawyer to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and get the justice you deserve. Contact us at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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