Abelina Ortiz-De Garcia ID’d as Pedestrian Killed

Woman Hit & Killed by Vehicle in Fresno 

A 76-year-old woman ID’d as Abelina Ortiz-De Garcia was struck by a vehicle in Fresno on Wednesday morning. 

The accident sadly resulted in her death on April 27th, around 7:45 a.m.

De Garcia was struck by a westbound vehicle as she was crossing on McKinley Avenue.

According to police, the driver dragged the woman behind the car after she was hit. It also took place outside of a marked crosswalk.

The involved driver stayed at the scene and was fully cooperative with authorities. 

Investigators also shut down the roadway for a period of time as they worked at the scene. 

Neither drugs or alcohol were considered a factor in the crash. 

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Abelina Ortiz-De Garcia. 

According to statistics, there was a 26% increase in pedestrian deaths in California from 2014-2018.

In addition, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average.

If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may be entitled to wrongful death benefits. 

It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident. 

Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident. 

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