Felipe Balero Died In Hit-And-Run Car Accident Near The Intersection of West Avenue and Shields Avenue In Fresno
FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (July 20, 2021) – A homeless man identified as Felipe Balero has tragically died in a hit-and-run car accident near the intersection of West Avenue and Shields Avenue.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the collision took place on July 10th. Felipe Balero was attempting to cross the road when he was struck by a car.
The victim was then struck by three other vehicles. One of the first three vehicles fled the scene and is being sought by police. It was the last driver that stopped and called the police.
Tragically, Felipe Balero died following the crash. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Fresno Hit-And-Run Car Accidents
All drivers must exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. Elderly pedestrians and children are among the most vulnerable and account for a disproportionate number of fatal accidents. Many collisions are due to drivers that make dangerous left turns in the roadway. Drivers must yield the right of way to pedestrians close enough to pose a hazard before making left turns.
Drivers that flee the scene of collisions are likely to face a number of penalties including jail time and fines. In addition to criminal charges negligent drivers can be held accountable through a civil claim. The family of any victim that died in a car accident may be able to seek justice through a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death attorney can examine your case free of cost and get to the bottom of what happened.
Investigating A Fresno Hit-And-Run Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Felipe Balero. It is deeply disappointing that so many drivers choose to break the law and flee from accidents. The person who fled the scene should do the right thing and turn themselves into the police.
Have you or someone that you care about been involved in a car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and justice that they deserve. You can always reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.