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Fresno, CA – Woman Injured in Hit & Run Pedestrian Crash at W Shields & N Pleasant Ave

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Fresno, CA (February 3, 2021) – A hit-and-run pedestrian accident injured one woman on a roadway in Fresno on the evening of Monday, February 1. Sources state that the crash happened at around 6:30 p.m.

 Information gathered from reports concerning the collision indicates that she and another man were attempting to cross the intersection of West Shields Avenue and North Pleasant Avenue when a light-colored truck struck the woman. 

The truck immediately sped away from the scene of the accident without stopping to render aid or wait for law enforcement to arrive. The woman, who has not been identified at this time, was injured in the crash.

She sustained a broken leg and was transported to an area hospital by emergency rescue personnel who responded to the scene. The man who was with her was not injured.

An investigation into the details of the accident is currently underway. 

Our thoughts are with the injured pedestrian and her family in hopes of a full recovery. 

Pedestrian Crashes in Fresno

Pedestrian accidents throughout the state of California send thousands of victims to area hospitals with injuries each year. People traveling outside of vehicles are particularly vulnerable to the impact of vehicles weighing several thousands of pounds. As a result, many pedestrians sustain traumatic head injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and internal organ damages after being injured in a traffic-related incident. Many injured pedestrians require hospitalization and have to spend months going back and forth to treatment, therapy, and rehabilitation. Although we want to believe that everyone is able to recover from their injuries, this is not always the case. In fact, numerous victims are left permanently disabled from their injuries.

Although there are several treatment options available for victims, they come at an extraordinary cost. There are many instances where car accidents are caused by the actions of other motorists. These accidents can include people texting or using cellphones while driving, drunk driving, speeding, ignoring traffic control devices, and engaging in unsafe driving behaviors. When victims are harmed in accidents as a result of another driver’s negligence, it is crucial that they work with a pedestrian accident attorney in California to protect their legal rights. Seeking legal guidance from a qualified team of attorneys can help to ensure you are able to move forward in the aftermath of their accidents in the best position possible to recover. 

When a driver flees the scene of the accident, the accident victim can be left to bear the financial burdens caused by the accident in addition to the physical pain and emotional suffering caused by the hit and run driver. Many people believe if they are in a hit and run accident, they cannot recover damages because the driver who caused the accident is unknown. However, if you are injured in a hit and run crash, it is important to understand that you may have the ability to recover compensation for your injuries. In some cases, the police are able to locate the negligent driver thereby allowing you to pursue a car accident claim against the driver. For cases in which the hit-and-run driver is never located, you may still receive compensation under your uninsured motorist coverage.

Over the years, the California personal injury attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped thousands of people harmed in accidents get the justice and compensation they deserve. When our clients are injured as a result of another person’s actions, we provide aggressive legal representation to ensure they are able to get full and fair compensation to cover the costs of medical treatment, lost wages, pain, and suffering, and a variety of other damages they face moving forward. We provide aggressive legal representation to ensure our clients are able to protect their best interests and legal rights. If you have been injured in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in California at (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available for you.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in Fresno.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in Fresno and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 


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