Fresno Pedestrian Crash Left Pedestrian Fatal, Responding Officer Struck by Another Alleged DUI Driver
Fresno, CA (August 14, 2023) – A woman succumbed to fatal injuries in a Fresno pedestrian crash. An officer also sustained injuries after an alleged DUI driver struck him. According to The Fresno Bee, the crash occurred around 1:50 a.m. on Monday.
A woman succumbed to fatal injuries after a vehicle struck her in a Fresno pedestrian crash. Another alleged DUI driver also struck an officer at the scene.
Police responded to a fatal Fresno pedestrian crash involving a female pedestrian and a southbound driver traveling on Clovis Avenue.
The initial crash occurred when a southbound driver struck a woman in the roadway. Responders then took the woman to an area hospital.
Unfortunately, the woman succumbed to her injuries a short time later.
After the initial crash, the involved driver remained at the scene and spoke with police. Police did not suspect him of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
During the investigation, the responding officer blocked the roadway with his patrol car and stood outside of it.
However, another oncoming southbound driver failed to stop and crashed into the patrol car’s passenger side.
The patrol car then spun, striking the officer, throwing him into the air and onto the road.
According to the police, the officer suffered abrasions and expressed discomfort after the crash. Nonetheless, they expect him to recover.
Meanwhile, the driver who caused the second crash was arrested on suspicion of a felony DUI and taken to the Fresno County Jail.
Moreover, they suspended his driver’s license after discovering he had also been in a DUI case in June.
J&M Tip: A DUI felony is a major offense that involves driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, which typically results in significant legal implications due to the gravity of the offense.
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More About Pedestrian Accident Liability
Pedestrians usually get major injuries in pedestrian accidents. Sometimes, they can even cause death. When it comes to liability, it can fall on the pedestrian or driver based on various factors of the accident. Proving liability can become vague or obvious. The process generally involves finding out who acted carelessly, causing the accident. Any Los Angeles personal injury or accident lawyer will tell you that you need to show the following to prove negligence and liability:
- legal responsibility or “duty of care”
- violated or breached the duty of care
- the violation caused the accident
- the violation resulted in injuries or damages
In some cases, the driver might’ve sped down the road, hitting the pedestrian. This can put fault on the driver. Meanwhile, pedestrians can get hit by a car because they acted against traffic signals, such as jaywalking. In these instances, the pedestrian can become at fault. Other factors, such as lack of road markings and ample lighting, can also lead to pedestrian accidents. In these cases, a pedestrian accident lawyer can help look at all angles to determine liability. Learn more about pedestrian accident lawyers in California here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Fresno
In this case, the family members of the fatal victim in this Fresno pedestrian crash can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition, negligence by a person or business can contribute to an accident, which might have resulted in the death of a family member. If that is the case, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and receive a big settlement.
Indeed, no amount of money will ever make up for the death of a loved one. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind.
Do you have any legal questions about accidents? Get answers and common accident-related legal advice here:
- Wrongful Death
- Pedestrian Accident
- Car Accident
- Hit and Run Accident
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- Motorcycle Accident
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Indeed, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, getting your rightful compensation is also important to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby and Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Fresno, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements and more. If you’d like professional advice about your case, call us today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the families and friends of the victim.
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