Fresno, CA (September 20, 2023) A pedestrian using a walker was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street in Fresno on Tuesday morning. Fresno Police said that they had to close Hughes Avenue between Cornell Avenue and Weber Avenue following the accident.
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Emergency crews arrived at the scene and transported the pedestrian to Community Regional Medical Center via ambulance. The Fresno Police Department said the pedestrian sustained serious injuries in the collision and their condition is unknown.
The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene and cooperated with authorities. Police say the driver didn’t have a valid drivers license and was evaluated for DUI.
Liability In Fresno DUI Car Accidents
It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 23152, “(a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle. (b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.” Even small amounts of alcohol can substantially impair drivers in the following ways:
- Delayed reaction times
- Loss of muscle control
- Impaired judgment
- Lowered alertness
The family of any victim that has been injured or killed in a collision with a drunk driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury or 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 unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Fresno DUI Car Accident
We at Accident News Now extend well wishes to the person injured in this collision. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police. A thorough investigation must be conducted for the sake of all who have lost so much.
Do you need more information about an accident that took place in Fresno? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (844) 966-0965.