A pedestrian was killed in a Fresno hit-and-run accident that took placeearlier this week. The fatal wreck occurred on the night of Thursday, July 29. It was reported to the authorities just after 9 p.m.
According to the details shared by the local police, the Fresno hit-and-run accident involved a pedestrian and a car. It happened close to Olive Avenue and Fresno Street. Preliminary details from the police reveal that the victim was walking along Olive Avenue when a vehicle crashed into her.
The sheer impact of the collision caused severe injuries to the victim. Authorities identified her only as an elderly woman. Once the crash was called in, paramedics and first medics arrived on the scene of the crash. The victim was then transported to a community medical center for emergency treatment.
However, attempts to revive her at the medical center failed. She succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the facility.
The driver involved in the crash fled the scene of the crash, turning it into a hit-and-run accident. Fleeing the scene of a crash is a criminal offense under California laws. If the crash involves a fatality, the law stipulates stiff penalties for the offender.
According to the available evidence, the suspect was driving a white Ford Expedition at the time of the crash. Eyewitness statements confirm that the vehicle was headed south on Fresno Street after the hit-and-run.
Fresno police continue to investigate the crash. In these investigations, the police are trying to ascertain whether the victim was crossing the street or simply walking on the road when the collision occurred.
For Orange County crashes like these, the family and survivors of a deceased victim can launch a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver with the help of an Orange County car accident attorney.