Pedestrian Accidents in Fresno County Raise Concerns
The Fresno County Sheriff Coroner reports that roughly one out of every four fatal vehicle collisions in the county are pedestrian deaths.
Overall, 57 of the 470 pedestrian deaths in traffic accidents across the state of California were in Fresno County. Additionally, the city of Fresno ranks as one of the top 10 deadliest cities for pedestrians in the nation, according to a Smart Growth America study.
Furthermore, the states of California, Florida and Texas had the greatest number of fatalities last year, according to statistics compiled by the Governors Highway Safety Association.
The Governor’s report shows that these three states account for 37 percent of all pedestrian deaths across the United States in the first half of 2021. However, the population of these states also accounts for 27 percent of the U.S. population.
Meanwhile, the pattern of deadly pedestrian collisions continues to impact roadways throughout the county. Here are a sampling of just some of the incidents involving injured pedestrians and pedestrian deaths so far in 2022.
2022 Fresno Pedestrian Accidents
Oct. 15 — A woman in her 50s died died in a pedestrian accident at Belmont and Echo Avenue early Saturday morning in Fresno.
Oct. 5 — David Preciado, 54, of Fresno, died in a pedestrian accident on the northbound Highway 41, just south of McKinley Avenue.
Oct. 4 — A 15-year-old boy suffered major injuries when a driver struck him in front of Hoover High School around 6 p.m. in front of 5550 N. First Street.
Sept. 22 — A pedestrian was hospitalized after a 8:30 a.m. car crash on McKinley Avenue near San Pablo Avenue in Fresno.
Sept. 7 — Angelica Beltran, 21, died following a pedestrian accident involving a semi-truck that occurred on State Route Highway 99 near Olive Avenue.
August 10 — Mayra Fisher, 38, of Fresno, died in a pedestrian accident at 5:15 a.m. at Olive Avenue between Chestnut and Recreation avenues in Southwest Fresno.
June 6 — Dale Black, 60, of Fresno, died about 1:45 a.m. in a hit-and-run crash at West Belmont Avenue and North Parkway Drive in west central Fresno.
May 29 — Steven Wayne Fisher, 41. suffered fatal injuries following a pedestrian accident on Highway 180 and Blackstone Avenue.
May 13 — Monique Contreraz, 29, died following a suspected hit-and-run collision that occurred on Cornelia Avenue.
April 27 — Abelina Ortiz-De Garcia, 76, of Fresno, died in a pedestrian accident Wednesday on McKinley Avenue, just down the street from Fresno High School.
The deadly crash happened on East McKinley Avenue about 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27th, according to Fox 26 News.
April 12 — Jeremy Baker, a 42-year-old man, died following a pedestrian accident that occurred on Highway 41. The Fresno Bee News reported a vehicle struck a male party in the southbound side of SR-41. Officials said the collision took place just north of Friant Road on April 12.
April 8 — Judy Fisher, a 43-year-old Fresno resident, died following a pedestrian accident that occurred in the area of Blackstone and Sierra Avenue.
March 24 — A man was seriously injured on Highway 168 near Newmark Avenue about 5:30 a.m. on March 24th.
March 11 — A female pedestrian was hospitalized after a crash about 8:07 p.m. at 3497 East Clinton Avenue near 6th Street in Fresno.
Feb. 23 — Rochelle Rodriguez, 33, of Fresno, died in a Fresno pedestrian accident about 10:30 p.m. on Valentine Avenue near Floradora Avenue.
Feb. 15 — A crash seriously injured a pedestrian and her dogs about 9:11 a.m. near Peach Avenue and Washington Avenue in Fresno.
Feb. 11 — A pedestrian was hospitalized after a crash at Fresno Street and Belmont Avenue in Fresno about 7 p.m.
Feb. 10 — A 25-year-old woman was critically injured a pedestrian accident near Palm and Olive avenues in Fresno. The driver struck the victim in a crosswalk after they ran a red light at the intersection.
Jan. 25 — A male pedestrian was critically injured after a hit-and-run crash near Cedar and Bullard avenues in Fresno on a Tuesday night around 8:30 p.m.
Jan. 19 — A Toyota Camry struck a pedestrian outside a marked crosswalk about 6:11 a.m. at West Shaw Avenue and North Palm Avenue.
Jan. 17 — A Fresno pedestrian accident happened early Monday morning near a bus shelter at Cedar Avenue and Butler Avenue.The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Jan. 10 — Karamjit Singh, 53, of Fresno, died about 3:30 a.m. Monday morning in a Fresno pedestrian accident at Shaw Avenue and Marty Avenue.
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Sources: Fresno County Sheriff Coroner; Governors Highway Safety Association; JAG Archives
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