Fresno Pedestrian Accident Fatally Injures Elderly Woman
I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno personal injury lawyer. An elderly woman was walking in Fresno during the night of January 2, 2018. Reports indicate an oncoming vehicle allegedly struck and killed the woman.
Our thoughts and condolences are with the family members of Miss Loza during their time of bereavement.
An elderly woman was crossing Fresno Street near White Avenue at about 6:30 pm. For unknown reasons, an unidentified vehicle hit the elderly woman. The driver remained at the scene and called emergency responders for assistance.
Nature of Injuries
Emergency personnel conducted a medical evaluation on the injured elderly woman upon arrival. Sadly, she had already passed away at the scene as a result of her traumatic injuries.
Identity of Victim
The Fresno County Coroner’s Office identified the victim of the pedestrian accident as 61-year-old Patricia Loza.
Pedestrian Accidents and Wrongful Death
Accidents involving pedestrians are increasing in prevalence throughout the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed in a recent study that 5,376 victims lost their lives in pedestrian accidents in 2015 alone. Twenty-six percent of pedestrian fatalities take place between 6:00 pm and 8:59 pm. Pedestrian accidents may occur for a variety of reasons, most of which have strong ties to driver negligence. Such accidents happen due to:
Drivers are obligated to operate their motor vehicles with due care. However, not all motorist exercise safety precautions while driving. This increases the risk of a pedestrian accident. If a pedestrian accident has caused you or a family member to suffer significant harm, you do not have to bear this stressful experience alone. Contact an experienced Fresno personal injury lawyer to investigate your case and obtain fair compensation for your losses.
Grief after a Loved One’s Passing
Dealing with the loss of a loved one is an extremely difficult experience for any individual to go through, regardless of circumstance. It is natural to feel anguish and grief after losing someone close to you. The mourning process varies in nature from person-to-person as everyone deals with grief differently. It is important to express your emotions. Keeping them bundled up inside may be detrimental to your well-being. Finding a support group and a creative way to express your grief can really help.
Loved One Forever Remembered
Patricia Loza was loved by her family. A GoFundMe page has been created by the loved ones of Miss Loza to cover the funeral expenses of her untimely passing.
Related Content by Fresno Injury Lawyer, Ed Smith:
- Fresno Wrongful Death Lawyer
- What is a Wrongful Death Claim?
- Fresno County Pedestrian Accident Statistics 2016
Fresno Personal Injury Lawyers
I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno personal injury lawyer. When pedestrian accidents occur, traumatic or even catastrophic injuries may result. If an accident has caused you or someone you love to suffer severe injuries, please call me at (559) 377-7676 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.
I have been practicing personal injury and wrongful death law in Northern California since 1982. I have assisted residents of Fresno with their wrongful death and personal injury claims to obtain monetary compensation that they need and are entitled to.
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