Rickey Ellingson, 73, Victim in Pedestrian Hit-and-Run
DATE OF INCIDENT: Friday, May 25th
May 26, 2018– A pedestrian who was critically injured after an alleged hit-and-run accident along Olive Avenue Friday night has died of his injuries, according to The Fresno Bee and ABC 30.
Fresno police have disclosed that a man identified as Rickey Ellingson, 55, was apparently attempting to cross Olive Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle. The collision occurred just after 8:30 p.m., west of Highway 99 and Hughes Avenue.
As per the reports, the impact of the collision left Ellingson with severe injuries.
He was immediately transported to Community Regional Medical Center and listed in critical condition before sadly succumbing to his injuries.
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Meanwhile, police affirmed that the driver involved did not stop to render aid and fled the scene after hitting the man.
The suspect car was described as a black 2000 Ford truck with possible large tires and chrome rims. The truck was believed to have damaged its left front headlight and its driver side mirror appeared to have been missing.
The area where the incident took place is reportedly not well lit and does not have crosswalks. Anyone with information about the crash is urged to contact the Crime Stoppers at 559-498-7867.
We extend our prayers and sincerest thoughts to the gravely wounded man and his family and friends during such a difficult time. We wish him a swift and full recovery.
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Most traffic accidents which involve a motorist who flees the scene can be subjected to serious criminal charges, especially when a particular crash causes serious injuries to another person. Such circumstances are likely considered as “felony hit-and-run,” leaving the victim a legal right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the suspect.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the family members of Mr. Rickey Ellingson will be subject to a wrongful death lawsuit pending the investigation. Family members of wrongful death victims are entitled to compensation for damages including medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income, pain and suffering, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been the victim of a hit-and-run collision caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another individual, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you with your case. We will guide you every step of the way and fight aggressively for your legal rights. Give us a call today at 855-703-4186 and speak with our experienced Fresno wrongful death lawyer and let us obtain the justice you deserve.
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