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21-year-old Angelica Beltran tragically killed in Fresno by semi-truck

Posted: September 8, 2022

FRESNO, CA (September 8, 2022) – Angelica Beltran, 21, was killed on Wednesday when she was struck by a semi-truck on Highway 99.

Authorities are still working to determine why she was on the road at the time of the collision.

Beltran was in the middle lane of the highway near the Olive Avenue off-ramp when she was struck by a semi-truck driver who didn’t see her in time to stop or move out of the way safely.

The driver pulled over after the collision.

Beltran was pronounced dead on the scene and the road was closed for some time before being reopened.

Liability In Fresno 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:

  • Speeding
  • 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 Angelica Beltran’s Fresno Accident

We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of Angelica Beltran. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. 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 care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need assistance after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (844) 966-0965.

 

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