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Fresno, CA – A Fresno hit-and-run victim has been identified, but no arrests have been made

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FRESNO, CA – According to the Fresno Police Department, the victim of a hit-and-run last week was officially identified on Tuesday as investigators continue to search for the driver.

Theodore Ceja of Fresno, 59, was identified as the victim by the Fresno County Coroner’s Office. According to Fresno Police Department officials, Ceja was struck shortly before midnight on Friday near Belmont Avenue and First Street. The suspect vehicle fled the scene and traveled east on Belmont Avenue, then turned north onto Bond Street.

Theodore Ceja died at the scene of the accident. The Fresno Police crash scene investigators believe the suspect vehicle to be a gray GMC pick-up truck. A significant amount of damage should be present in the front end and the area around the driver’s side headlights.

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Around 6,000 pedestrians die in traffic-related incidents each year in the United States. About 15% of pedestrian fatalities occur here in California. While our lawmakers consistently work to protect pedestrians, they are still victimized on a daily basis. Pedestrians are often hit by distracted, impaired, and reckless drivers. Despite our efforts to keep others safe on the road, we cannot anticipate whether other motorists will take into consideration our presence.

Accidents with vehicles can lead to serious injuries. In accidents involving pedestrians, the chances of suffering injuries are higher since they are not protected against the force of vehicles. Losing a loved one is difficult under any circumstances, but knowing that he or she died in an accident that was preventable only makes the situation even worse. When pedestrians are killed in preventable accidents, their families can seek legal guidance from wrongful death attorneys in California.

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The law firm Torem & Associates is one of the best personal injury law firms in California, helping injured victims sue negligent parties for damages and recover compensation for their losses. As a law firm, we place a high priority on providing quality legal education and case management.

It can be a challenge to deal with the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident, and we understand how difficult it can be. Various types of injuries can result from car accidents, both physical and psychological. Anyone who has been hurt as a result of the negligent or erratic behavior of another driver is entitled to a free consultation. Whenever you are hurt by a driver who is negligent or erratic, you should contact our law firm immediately. The team of experts at our company provides immediate assistance in case of emergency, so if you get hurt you can count on us. Whenever you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact 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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