Woman Hit & Killed by Vehicle in Fresno, CA
A woman ID’d as Judy Fisher, 43, was fatally struck by a vehicle in Fresno on Friday night.
According to reports, the incident took place between 10 & 11 p.m. in the area of Blackstone and Sierra Avenue.
It was reported that a vehicle hit the woman as it drove through the intersection.
The cause of the crash remains unknown at this time.
Fisher was found unconscious when paramedics arrived and was rushed to Community Regional Medical Center.
Sadly, despite life-saving efforts, the woman died at the hospital.
No details have been provided on the involved driver.
An active investigation is underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Judy Fisher.
According to statistics, 20% of pedestrian fatalities include fleeing drivers. In addition, 68% of those killed in hit-and-run crashes are pedestrians and bicyclists.
There was also 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.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.