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Man critically injured by teen driver in Fresno

A man in his 70's was critically injured after being struck by a teen driver in Fresno.

FRESNO, CA (AUGUST 27, 2023): A man is in critical condition after being struck by a teen driver at in intersection Fresno Saturday evening.

According to the Fresno Police Department, officials responded to a call around 5:30 p.m. on First Street and Bullard Avenue reporting that a vehicle had struck a pedestrian. Upon their arrival, they discovered a man in his 70’s lying out in the roadway.

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Authorities discovered that a teen driving westbound on Bullard Avenue was making a turn onto First street when it struck the male pedestrian at the intersection. The man, believed to be unhoused, was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

Authorities report that the teen was not under the influence and had obtained a permit. They continue to determine fault in this collision in Fresno that injured a male pedestrian.

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 A Fresno Pedestrian Accident

We at Accident News Now extend our well wishes to the man injured in this collision. 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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