33-Year-Old Woman Hit & Killed by Vehicle
A fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident occurred in Fresno on Wednesday night, February 23rd.
The crash took place around 10:30 p.m. on Valentine Avenue.
Rochelle Rodriguez, 33, of Fresno, was struck by a GMC Sierra pickup truck.
The involved driver also reportedly sped off after the collision.
Paramedics responded at the scene and sadly declared the woman dead.
Reports also include that the suspect may have been driving a dark-colored truck between the years 1999 and 2007. It also had tinted headlight lenses and was possibly lifted.
Any witnesses are urged to contact California Highway Patrol.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Rochelle Rodriguez.
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.
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 also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.