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Fresno, CA – Fatal Hit & Run Takes Life of 10-Year-Old Boy at Friant & Fort Washington Rds

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Fresno, CA (June 18, 2021) – Authorities in Fresno are currently investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash that took the life of a 10-year-old boy in northeast Fresno. The wreck was reported just after 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 17. 

The incident was stated to have occurred at Friant and Fort Washington Roads just after 11:30 p.m. According to information provided by investigators, a large family, of at least five, was crossing Friant Road to get to a store. 

As the family was crossing the road, a four-door, black sedan struck a 10-year-old boy. The family was in the crosswalk at the time. 

CPR was performed on the child at the crash scene by first responders. He was revived and transported to Community Regional Medical Center where he later passed away. 

Police continue to investigate the details of the crash. The driver involved fled the scene without stopping to render aid or wait for the police. Investigators believe that the vehicle that struck the child was a 2011-2014 black four-door Chrysler 300 with front-end, right-sided damage. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased at this time. No further information has been disclosed. 

Hit & Run Pedestrian Accidents in Fresno

Unfortunately, the rate of hit-and-run accidents that occur in California has been steadily increasing for years. In 2016, the year with the most recent hit-and-run data for the Golden State, 337 deaths occurred due to hit-and-run collisions in California. This was approximately 16% of the national hit-and-run rate that year, according to information provided by AAA. This is the highest the hit-and-run rate has ever been in the history of the state. 

Hit-and-runs can happen for numerous reasons, but the top reason they take place is gross driver negligence. If a driver hits someone and causes injury or death, and then drives away without stopping to render aid or call for help, they could be charged, fined, and jailed. Driver negligence is easily preventable, but unfortunately, it is a widespread mistake made by thousands of drivers across the United States. According to recently compiled statistics, more than 92% of the car accidents that take place in the United States are the result of some form of driver negligence. 

In the horrible circumstance that you have lost a loved one due to a fatal traffic accident in California, a wrongful death attorney may be able to help you figure out what to do next. You may be grasping for answers and justice after the loss of your loved one. Our attorneys at Torem & Associates are acutely aware of the pain and suffering that you may be faced with during this heart-wrenching time, which is why we are here to help you through this. If you believe that your loved one’s death could have been prevented, and was possibly the result of some form of driver negligence, contact our law firm at your earliest convenience. You may be entitled to significant financial compensation due to the untimely loss of your family member. Call our law firm today to speak with a skilled attorney concerning your case. 

Some other common causes of auto accidents in Fresno and the surrounding areas are fatigue, speeding, and intoxication, which are all different forms of carelessness or negligence. Drivers must remain cautious, alert, mindful, and sober while operating motor vehicles. The failure to do so could result in serious, permanent injury, or even death. The assistance of a knowledgeable and skilled auto accident attorney in Fresno will be your best bet in order to receive full and fair financial compensation for your injuries and losses. Attempting to deal with the insurance company on your own without the help of a lawyer could ultimately place you in an undesirable position. Insurance companies often take advantage of people by offering them meager compensation for the damages they have endured. 

Torem & Associates has been helping injured accident victims collect the maximum financial compensation available to them for decades. We will work diligently on your behalf in order to ensure that your legal rights are fully exercised and protected. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you could be entitled to significant financial compensation that can cover the costs associated with your wreck. Some common costs that may be able to be compensated for include medical bills, vehicle repair costs, lost wages, and more. Even non-economic damages such as loss of life enjoyment and pain and suffering may be compensated for depending on the severity of the accident and resulting consequences. If you have been injured in an accident, and you believe a negligent driver was the cause, contact our personal injury law firm in Los Angeles at (888) 500-5000 to see how we can help 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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