Tulare County, CA (November 28, 2023) – At least one individual passed away on Tuesday, November 28th, following a pedestrian accident on Avenue 8 in Tulare County, California. According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident took place around 5:51 a.m. at the intersection with Road 208 in front of the Famous Vineyards storage facility.
The victim was walking, likely crossing the road, at the intersection when he was struck by an unknown vehicle. The driver fled the scene of the accident without stopping to provide aid or report the accident. Witnesses described a dark gray truck, that may have been the vehicle responsible, leaving the scene but nothing has been confirmed by police.
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The Tulare County Fire Department dispatched paramedics to the scene to aid the injured pedestrian. Sadly, they had already succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced dead when paramedics arrived. The identity of the victim has not been released.
Police are urgently investigating this hit-and-run pedestrian accident on Avenue 8. They are looking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect and vehicle involved in the accident.
Liability In Tulare County Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “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 factors that could lead to a pedestrian collision including:
- Drunk driving
- Driver distraction
- Inclement weather
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian collision 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. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating Pedestrian Accident on Avenue 8
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the person killed in this incident. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.
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