Man Critically Injured in Shaw Avenue Accident [Fresno, CA]

Man Critically Injured in Shaw Avenue Accident [Fresno, CA]

Pedestrian Hospitalized in Fresno Traffic Crash

Fresno, CA (November 11, 2023) – A man sustained critical injuries following a Shaw Avenue accident Thursday night.

The authorities received the pedestrian accident report at about 8:15 p.m. at the intersection with Valentine Avenue.

Responding officers said the man was trying to cross the lanes of Shaw Avenue. He was walking in the crosswalk until he reached the westbound lane of Shaw. 

Witnesses said the man exited the crosswalk and walked in a diagonal direction across the westbound lanes where he was hit by a vehicle.

The involved driver stopped and provided aid to the injured pedestrian who was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Officers are still investigating the Shaw Avenue accident.

Be A Responsible Driver

When driving, better to scan the road 1/2 mile to a full mile ahead in order to look out or recognize potential hazards in time. Our bodies weren’t designed to travel at 50mph. We were designed for speeds of less than 10mph. Thus, you need to learn to consciously break that natural instinct and focus farther ahead.


Vehicle Collisions Like The Shaw Avenue Accident Can Result in Injuries

Moreover, driving is essential for many in order to move about in their everyday lives. However, it is one of the most dangerous activities we do daily. As often as these accidents can happen, many people do not know what follows in the event of a car accident.


Furthermore, according to the United States Department of Transportation, there are approximately 300,000 merging accidents every year.

So, in case of accidents like this one, it is crucial that everyone remain calm in order to properly handle the immediate aftermath of an automobile collision.

Meanwhile, here are some of the things that we can do to practice defensive driving and avoid accidents:

  • Always drive at a controllable speed.
  • Never assume you know the other driver’s intention.
  • Also, be prepared to positively react to other drivers.
  • This one, we should never neglect: yield at intersections, even if you have the right of way.
  • Most importantly, stay focused on the road. Remove all distractions such as mobile phones unstrapped toddlers, etc.

Immediately call our attorneys at Sweet Lawyers if you suffered injuries in an accident.

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