Man Killed in Fresno County Pedestrian Crash
47-year-old Jose Fernandez was hit and killed by a vehicle on Saturday night.
News reports included that the incident occurred on March 19th at 11:35 p.m. near James Avenue on Highway 180.
A Hyundai Elantra was traveling west when it struck Fernandez.
The man was located on the ground by paramedics and sadly died despite life-saving efforts.
In addition, the Hyundai driver did not report any injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jose Fernandez.
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.
Tips for pedestrians:
- Always be aware of your surroundings
- Avoid distractions (use of headphones, cell phone)
- Obey traffic laws & signals
- Always use crosswalk
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.