1 Hospitalized after Fresno Pedestrian Accident
FRESNO, CA (January 7, 2019) – A woman was hit by a car in a pedestrian accident near a busy north Fresno intersection on January 5.
The incident occurred about 7:50 p.m. near Blackstone Avenue and Sierra Avenue. When the paramedics came, they located a woman in her 50s laying near a center median. She was found just a short distance from the vehicle that struck her.
The female driver of the car was driving north on Blackstone and trying to turn left onto Sierra when it hit the pedestrian in the road, Fresno Police Lt. Larry Bowlan revealed.
It’s still not clarified whether the female pedestrian was walking across the street or was just standing in the middle of the road for reasons still unknown. The pedestrian was located unconscious when the emergency responders came and were taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.
Bowlan also revealed that the female driver was cleared from the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The involved vehicle was parked in a turning lane near the Blackstone and Sierra intersection when police came. It is not certain whether the crash was caused by the rainy weather. However, Bowlan stated that the area was dark and the rain was pouring during the incident.
As a result of the crash, both directions of Blackstone Avenue was closed for an hour.
The identities of the persons involved remain unreleased as of this time.
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