According to the initial reports from local authorities, the accident transpired at around 7:00 p.m. in the area of Grove and Elm avenues.
The victim was walking across the road from a convenience store when a passing vehicle suddenly struck her. She was not in a marked crosswalk at the time of the accident. The driver that struck the woman did not stop to render aid and fled the scene. The vehicle was suspected to be a 2015 to 2020 grey or light-colored Kia Optima.
A concerned bystander found the victim lying near the center divider. The person attempted to perform CPR on the victim. Unfortunately, the victim succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.
Police suspect that the suspect’s vehicle may have sustained major front-end damage from the accident. Local authorities are currently investigating the case and actively pursuing the hit-and-run driver.
Fatal Hit-And-Run Statistics
Leaving the scene after an accident is a crime in itself. Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents still occur on U.S roadways every day. Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents occur every minute in the U.S.
In 2016, approximately 2,049 hit-and-run fatalities were reported in the U.S. Annually, around 682,000 hit-and-run accidents occur in the country. Pedestrians are common victims of hit-and-run accidents.
Pedestrians are completely defenseless and vulnerable in the event of someone else’s negligence in the circumstances in which most pedestrian accidents occur.
There are several reasons why hit-and-run drivers flee the scene. They might be intoxicated or impaired by drugs, face legal difficulties, be uninsured, or be illegal aliens.
Fresno County Wrongful Death Attorney For Victims Of Fatal Hit-And-Run Accidents
The sudden death of a loved one can be quite devastating for the victim’s family. It may leave them vulnerable to manipulation by both insurance companies and other parties. To avoid this, it is necessary to have an attorney by your side to fight for your rights.
If you or your loved one was injured – or worse –killed in a hit-and-run accident, you’re likely to be overwhelmed in the aftermath. While you attend to the important task of moving forward toward a full physical and emotional recovery, allow your hit and run accident lawyer to help guide your claim toward its best possible resolution.
Arash Law’s experienced personal injury and wrongful death lawyers have extensive expertise and knowledge representing California pedestrians who have been injured or killed in pedestrian accident cases. We have an intimate understanding of the law that applies in such circumstances. We take the time to get to know our clients and their cases in intimate detail, enabling us to obtain the most favorable settlements or jury verdicts possible for our clients.
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