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Fresno, CA – UPDATE: Sydney Barron Killed in Pedestrian Accident at Shields & West Aves

Torem & Associates

Fresno, CA (April 13, 2021) – The pedestrian who was struck by a car and killed on April 4 has been identified as 28-year-old Sydney Barron.

Around 8:20 a.m., California Highway Patrol Officers responded to the area of Shields Avenue and West Avenue after being notified of a car striking a pedestrian in the parking lot of the 99 Cent Only store. Upon their arrival, officers discovered Barron lying in the parking lot with critical injuries. She was trapped under the vehicle that struck her.

Firefighters had to pull her from the vehicle to rescue her, and she was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The investigation is ongoing, and further details about the driver involved have not been released.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Sydney Barron.

Pedestrian Fatalities in Fresno

Pedestrian accidents claim the lives of thousands of people every year in the United States. A large percentage of victims end up losing their lives in these preventable accidents right here in our state. In fact, over 900 people end up passing away as a result of injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents in California each year. In many cases, victims end up losing their lives in accidents due to drivers who are distracted, impaired, or acting negligently while operating their vehicles. 

Any vehicle collision has the potential to cause catastrophic injuries for those involved. Pedestrians involved in accidents are at a heightened risk of suffering injuries given the fact that they are unprotected against the force of vehicles. Although losing a loved one is challenging under any circumstance, knowing that your loved one lost their life in an accident that could have been prevented just makes the situation even more devastating. When victims lose their lives in preventable pedestrian accidents, their families can contact a wrongful death attorney in California for legal guidance.

The California injury attorneys at Torem & Associates have nearly 40-years of experience and provided trusted and effective legal representation to families throughout California who have lost loved ones in preventable accidents due to the negligence of others. Although it can seem as though no amount of money can even alleviate the overwhelming pain and suffering families endure after a tragic loss, having compensation available to cover the costs of funeral services and the financial burdens families endure from lost wages can help grieving families move forward.

If your loved one has died in a preventable accident, contact our accident attorneys in California at (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available to help you recover.

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 Bakersfield.  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 Bakersfield 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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