Stephanie Clauson Fresno: Stephanie Clauson Killed In Fresno Hit-And-Run Car Accident On Highway 99 By Fresno Street
FRSENO, CALIFORNIA (January 11, 2021) – A pedestrian identified as Stephanie Clauson has tragically died in a hit-and-run car accident on Highway 99 near Fresno Street off-ramp.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday. A driver struck Stephanie Clauson and knocked her to the ground.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help all of the victims. Despite life-saving measures Stephanie Clauson died as a result of her injuries.
An investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Fresno Hit-And-Run Car Accidents
Intersections tend to be the most common site for pedestrian accidents. According to the Centers For Disease Control, “In 2017, 5,977 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States. That’s about one death every 88 minutes. Additionally, an estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017. Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash.” There are a number of common factors that could contribute to a pedestrian accident including:
- Drug use
- Dangerous left turns
- Inclement weather
- Driver fatigue
The family of any victim that died in a car accident may be able to seek justice through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a wrongful death claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain an suffering. It is extremely important that evidence is properly preserved and protected after an accident. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Fresno Hit-And-Run Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Stephanie Clauson. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police as they continue their investigation. The driver responsible for this crash should do the right thing and turn themselves into the police.
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