Injuries Reported in Fresno Pedestrian Accident on Van Ness Boulevard
FRESNO, CA (February 9, 2021) – Monday afternoon, two people required hospitalization after a pedestrian crash on Van Ness Boulevard and Clinton Avenue.
The authorities received a report of a reckless driver on Clinton Avenue at about 12:40 p.m. Then, they received another report about a white van that matched the description of the vehicle involved in a collision. According to the caller, two vehicles and a pedestrian were involved.
Upon the arrival of the authorities, they located a white van and a white Mini Cooper.
They found the Mini Cooper in a front yard and the pedestrian was under a Toyota Prius parked in the driveway.
After getting the pedestrian and the Mini Cooper driver, they transported the two to CRMC in critical condition. As of this time, both are now in stable condition.
Meanwhile, the van driver tried to escape but was apprehended. The authorities then booked the driver into jail on felony hit and run and driving on a suspended license.
Also, the incident led to the closure of southbound Van Ness Blvd. between Clinton Ave. and Terrace Ave. Furthermore, Clinton was blocked in both directions starting at Wishon Ave.
At this time, the authorities haven’t clarified whether the van ran a red light or not.
Dealing With Similar Incidents
In today’s current state of affairs, taking strolls outdoors is becoming the new normal. With this, so does the likelihood of accidents involving pedestrians.
Car accidents are far more common than pedestrian accidents. However, there is still reason to be wary when traveling on foot.
“Pedestrian accidents do not occur as much as motor vehicle accidents. However, the pedestrian accidents tend to include more serious injuries,” Tyler Toomey said. He is a practicing attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
“It’s because they are sometimes hard to see. They also ride bikes, skateboards, etc. Pedestrian incidents usually occur in shopping center entrances and street corners,” he added.
We understand that being involved in a pedestrian crash is a heavy load, especially if the party responsible is still at large. Thus, it is best to turn to the experienced attorneys at Sweet Lawyers. Moreover, our attorneys and professional legal team have dealt with a variety of cases including pedestrian accidents. We promise to fight for you until your family achieves the justice and compensation that is owed. Call us at (800) 674 7852 to arrange your free consultation with an experienced legal professional in your area. Also, you may reach us 24/7.