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Fresno, CA – A woman dies after being struck by a car on Highway 99

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FRESNO, Calif (December 27, 2021)California Highway Patrol says a woman was killed by a car after being hit on a highway in Fresno on Sunday night.

Approximately 6:00 p.m., someone called 9-1-1 to report a woman walking along the right shoulder of Highway 99 near Belmont Avenue. Several more people placed emergency calls within minutes reporting the woman was walking across the highway before she got up on her hands and knees and started crawling in the roadway.

During their investigation, officers discovered that a homeless woman was crossing the highway when the rolling suitcase she was carrying was struck by a truck. According to reports, the woman crawled around the highway trying to gather all of her belongings that had spilled out of the suitcase into the street.

Authorities say she was hit by another car and suffered fatal head and body injuries. After the incident, both drivers stopped and cooperated with investigators.  

Following the crash, all southbound lanes of the 99 near Belmont were closed and reopened.


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Every year, hundreds of pedestrians are injured in California. Approximately 900 pedestrians die in traffic accidents there each year. Over the past four years, 893 people have died in wrecks, an increase of 26%. A driver’s error or negligence is the most common cause of vehicle collisions. 

About 94 percent of car accidents in the United States are caused by driver negligence. Distracted driving, such as texting while driving, fatigue, and intoxication, are some types of driver negligence. Pedestrian accidents typically cause more serious injuries than regular collisions with vehicles. Pedestrians are often completely unprotected when walking.


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Torem & Associates has been helping injured victims get compensation for their losses by filing lawsuits against negligent parties for years. We work closely with our clients to explain their rights under the law so they can navigate their cases effectively.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Torem & Associates understand how difficult it can be if you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car accident. A car accident can result in both physical and psychological trauma. We provide free case evaluations to people who have been injured by a negligent or reckless driver. Please contact us if you have received injuries and need assistance. You can reach us at 1-800-378-6736.

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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