Rodolfo Rivas, 53, Fatally Struck by Vehicle
DATE OF INCIDENT: Monday, September 17th
September 19, 2018- According to the Selma Police Department, a man was fatally struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian earlier this week.
Authorities have been able to identify the victim as Rodolfo Rivas, 53, of Selma.
As per The Fresno Bee, Rivas was hit by a pickup truck that was going north on Highland Avenue. He was found lying in the road and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Ronald Joboian, 68, Arrested For DUI
The driver of the truck, 68-year-old Ronald Joboian, was believed to be driving under the influence when he hit the pedestrian.
The Clovis man was arrested and was being held on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence causing injury or death. The Selma Police Department will handle the investigation.
*All of us at Johnson Attorneys Group offer our sincere condolences to the family of the victim as they cope with his sudden and unexpected loss.
Wrongful Death Lawyer
Mr. Ronald Joboian is believed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the collision. DUI, which is considered as a serious crime throughout the state, has corresponding criminal penalties for the suspect. The kinds of the charges to be filed depend on factors including the prior convictions of the alleged DUI driver, the severity of the offense, the level of intoxication and the injuries caused to another individual.
The family members of Mr. Rodolfo Rivas will be entitled to a recompense for the funeral cost, loss of future income and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim in a pedestrian accident, contact us at 855-703-4186 and speak with one of our experienced wrongful death lawyers and let us help you.
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