[05-18-2021] Fresno County, CA – One Person Killed After a Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Parlier

An unidentified 62-year-old man was killed after getting struck by a passing vehicle in Parlier on Tuesday night, May 18.

[05-18-2021] Fresno County, CA - One Person Killed After a Fatal Pedestrian Accident in ParlierThe deadly accident took place in the area of Academy and Parlier avenues at approximately 9:00 p.m.

Officers found the victim lying on the roadway with serious injuries. Despite the life-saving measures performed by the emergency crews, the man succumbed to his injuries.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities suspect that the man may have been walking in the middle of the street and not on a marked crosswalk at the time of the accident.

The driver that struck the victim remained at the scene and cooperated with local authorities. Drugs and alcohol were not considered as factors in the accident.

Local authorities are further investigating the case.

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Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Pedestrian accidents often lead to severe injury and even death. This is because pedestrians do not have protection against fatal accidents, unlike passengers of private vehicles and motorcycle riders.

Pedestrians currently make up a large percentage of traffic fatalities in the past 33 years. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. have increased by 27 percent from 2007-2016, while other traffic-related deaths decreased by 14 percent.

Children and the elderly are at the highest risk of suffering an injury or fatality while walking anywhere in California. Last year, 4,000 elderly Americans were injured in pedestrian accidents, resulting in more than 700 deaths across the country.

Statistics show that California is particularly dangerous for pedestrians when compared with other states. California’s pedestrian fatality rate is 25% higher than the national average. From 2009 to 2018, approximately 7,500 pedestrians were killed in California.

Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Fresno County

A California wrongful death lawsuit must also be brought within two years of the date of the accident. A family member is precluded from bringing a wrongful death lawsuit if it is not filed within that time period.

This is why it is important to immediately hire an experienced wrongful death attorney to help you with your claim. With the wrongful death claim, the victims can seek financial compensation for damages like loss of income, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

Our lawyers from Arash Law are available 24/7 to help. A pedestrian accident lawyer from Arash Law will help you stay one step ahead of the insurance company or responsible party and avoid mistakes that would jeopardize your claim. Don’t delay, and contact our firm today at (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney.

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