Dinuba, CA (September 23, 2023) A man was killed and a child injured on Friday afternoon after they were hit by a car in Dinuba. The accident occurred near an elementary school around noon, according to Dinuba Police.
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It all happened just down the street from Jefferson Elementary School on Crawford Avenue and Terrace Drive. Dinuba police said the man was walking home with a girl he had just picked up from school when they were both hit by a vehicle.
The girl was taken to a local hospital but is expected to make a full recovery. The man, however, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver pulled over and cooperated with police officers. The Dinuba Police Department doesn’t think drugs or alcohol were a factor in this collision.
Liability In Dinuba 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:
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 factors of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Pedestrian Accident In Dinuba
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the man killed 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.
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