Homeless Woman Injured In Fresno Truck Accident By First Street and Yale Avenue
FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (September 15, 2020) – A homeless woman was seriously injured in a truck accident near the intersection of First Street and Yale Avenue.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 9:00 p.m. on Monday night. A homeless woman slipped and fell thereby landing in the street.
Onlookers rushed to the victim to pull her out of the street. An oncoming truck did not see the victim fall and struck her. Paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help the victim.
She was taken to the Community Regional Medical Center and listed in critical condition.
Liability In Fresno Truck Accidents
All truck drivers have a legal duty to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.” There are a number of factors that may contribute to a pedestrian accident including:
- Driver fatigue
- Driver intoxication
- Drug use
- Inclement weather
The family of any victim that died in a truck accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. In order to win a civil claim plaintiffs will have to demonstrate negligence. A truck accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. There are, however, statute of limitations associated with civil claims.
Investigating A Fresno Truck Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim of this accident and her family. It is our sincere hope that she will be able to make a full recovery. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police as they continue their investigation. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.