Suspect Truck in Fatal Hit-and-Run Sought Out by Fresno Police

Suspect Truck in Fatal Hit-and-Run Sought Out by Fresno Police

Suspect Truck in Fatal Hit-and-Run Sought Out by Fresno Police

I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno car accident lawyer. Local authorities in Fresno recently released an image of a suspect vehicle in a hit-and-run accident. The incident took place on Sunday, August 27, 2017. A pickup truck being driven by an unknown individual struck a pedestrian and fled the scene. Sadly, the pedestrian passed away due to the severity of their injuries.

We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the loved ones of the victim that passed away in this tragic hit-and-run incident.

What Happened?

A red pickup truck was traveling southbound along the right lane of Blackstone Avenue in the vicinity of Griffith Way at approximately 8:55 pm. At the same time, a pedestrian was walking northbound in the southbound right lane of Blackstone Avenue. The pedestrian was attempting to cross the street in front of the Carl’s Jr. when struck by the oncoming pickup truck. The pickup truck immediately fled from the scene of the accident and continued southbound along Blackstone Avenue.

Was Anybody Injured?

Sadly, the pedestrian involved in the collision passed away from their injuries.

Hit-and-Run Accident Investigation

Officials from the Fresno Police Department (FPD) have recently released an image of the suspect vehicle believed to have been involved in the fatal hit-and-run accident. The vehicle has been described as a red 4-door or extended cab pickup truck with chrome side running boards. The pickup truck is presumed to have sustained front-end damage along the driver’s side.

The details of this tragedy are under investigation. A Traffic Collision Report generally takes one to two weeks to be processed. Traffic reports may be inconclusive relating to fault. It is important, especially when a victim has passed away, to contact an experienced Fresno car accident lawyer. An experienced attorney can conduct an independent investigation of the collision scene and study the list of events leading up to the crash to pinpoint liability. Oftentimes, an attorney utilizing their investigative techniques can locate the suspect driver. Additionally, if the deceased victim had a policy of car insurance, or someone in the victim’s home had car insurance, the uninsured or underinsured motorist portion of that policy will typically cover the expenses associated with the fatality. Contact a Fresno car accident lawyer for more information.

Pedestrian Accidents 

Automobile accidents involving pedestrians are among the most severe type of collision. This is because a pedestrian has no form of protection against a motor vehicle. Pedestrian injuries are typically severe causing a victim to suffer traumatic or catastrophic injuries. If a the pedestrian does not receive immediate medical care, they may suffer fatal injuries as was the case in this incident.

If you have any information about the identity of the alleged hit and run driver, please contact Fresno Police.

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I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno car accident lawyer. It is unfathomable that someone could leave a person to succumb to their injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a hit-and-run motorist, please call me at (559) 377-7676 for free, friendly advice. You may also contact me through my toll-free line at (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.

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