Man in Wheelchair Fatally Hit by Car in Visalia at Tulare and Garden Streets
VISALIA (March 27, 2018) – A traffic collision in the area of Tulare and Garden streets killed a man in a wheelchair Tuesday afternoon, according to The Fresno Bee and Visalia Times-Delta.
The accident took place at around 3:15 p.m.
As per the reports, police said a 64-year-old man in a wheelchair was crossing Tulare Avenue at Garden Street when he was struck by a 2001 Honda. The Honda, driven by 65-year-old Jacque Bradshaw, was going east on Tulare at the time of the incident.
Visalia Fatal Accident at Tulare Avenue and Garden Street
The victim was immediately taken to Kaweah Delta Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries. His name has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin.
The man had a dog when he was hit. The dog reportedly injured and was taken by Animal Control officers for treatment.
Meanwhile, the Visalia resident operating the car involved apparently stopped and cooperated with the authorities. The cause of the collision remains under investigation.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of the deceased man during such a difficult time.
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In this case, authorities are investigating several factors such as alcohol or drugs, excessive speed, distracted driving and negligence to determine the liability in the incident. Once the investigation process is over and it proves that the motorist has been negligent and caused the incident that killed the man in the wheelchair, the surviving family of the deceased will have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. The claim will include a recompense for the funeral costs, hospital bills, loss of future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim in an auto collision and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. Our experienced wrongful death lawyer will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Give us a call for a free consultation at 800-235-6801.
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