Hector Godinez, 59, Killed in Pedestrian Accident
CARUTHERS, Fresno County (March 20, 2018) – A 59-year-old man was killed in a pedestrian accident on Highway 145 Tuesday morning, according to Fresno Bee.
The fatality has been identified as Hector Godinez. His place of residence was not immediately known.
As per the article, Godinez was struck by a passing car on the highway at Kamm Avenue intersection. Authorities continue to investigate at this time why the man apparently walked into the traffic.
Caruthers Pedestrian Accident on Highway 145 at Kamm Avenue
Godinez suffered fatal injuries as a result of the collision. It was not disclosed whether the man was pronounced deceased at the scene or at a hospital.
Meanwhile, no information has been yet released on the identity and whereabouts of the involved motorist.
The northbound lanes of Highway 145 were shut down following the 6:30 a.m. incident. Investigators are still determining how the deadly accident happened.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of Mr. Hector Godinez as they search for peace and comfort.
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Based on the details provided so far from the report, there has not been a determination made in regards to liability and who ultimately will be held accountable for this incident. There are still many unanswered questions, however, 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, Hector Godinez, 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. The preliminary investigation has revealed that the driver was not under the influence of drugs and or alcohol, police said. 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.
If you have lost a loved one following a tragic accident, contact our wrongful death lawyers as we are here to provide you with the advice and the guidance that you may need following a sudden tragic loss. Contact us today at 800-235-6801.
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