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Hanford, CA – Susana Russel Killed After Being Struck by Pickup Truck on Douty St near Eighth St

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Hanford, CA (December 5, 2021) – A woman was killed after she was hit by a pickup truck on Tuesday, November 30 in Hanford. She was reportedly walking in a crosswalk at the time of the crash, officials said. 

Police responded to the call concerning the crash that occurred in the area of Douty and Eighth Streets. When they arrived on-site, they found Susana Russel, 59, suffering from serious head injuries. 

Russel was transported to an area medical center shortly after the crash, however, she passed away later the same day. The driver who struck her remained at the scene and cooperated with police. 

At this time, authorities continue to investigate the details of the incident. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Susana Russel. 

California Pedestrian Accidents

Every year, around 6,000 pedestrians lose their lives in traffic-related incidents throughout the United States. Roughly 15% of fatal pedestrian accidents happen right here in California. Although our lawmakers consistently work to protect pedestrians while sharing roads with drivers, they continue to be victimized daily.

 In many cases, pedestrians are struck by vehicles operated by distracted, impaired, and reckless drivers. Although we can be vigilant to protect others who are sharing the road, there is no guarantee that other motorists are going to take us into consideration while driving.

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Hanford

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 Hanford for legal guidance.

Hanford accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have nearly 40-years of experience 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 lost their life in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury 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 Hanford.  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 Hanford 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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