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Fresno, CA — A woman is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Clinton Avenue and First Street in Fresno on Friday night, June 7, 2024, according to KSEE.

Preliminary investigations by detectives indicate that, around 9 PM, a woman in her 30s was driving a white sedan westbound on Clinton Avenue as she approached Orchard Street. As the vehicle neared the intersection, a female pedestrian in her 40s attempted to cross the street and was struck by the car.

The driver of the sedan immediately stopped and contacted emergency services, remaining at the scene to cooperate with the investigation. Emergency medical personnel transported the injured pedestrian to a local hospital, where she was listed as being in critical condition. According to initial reports from the police, alcohol and drugs do not appear to have played a role in the collision.

The Fresno Police Department continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident. They urge anyone with information to come forward to assist in the ongoing inquiry.

Duty of Care Toward Pedestrians

Drivers are expected to provide a special “duty of care” toward pedestrians, who are more vulnerable and more likely to receive fatal injuries in traffic collisions. However, establishing liability can depend on multiple factors. Sorting through these complexities to determine fault is one of the services a personal injury attorney can provide.

Even after fault is established, insurance companies will attempt to minimize any claim they cannot deny. That is another place where a personal injury attorney can prove valuable by negotiating on behalf of victims to win for them the full compensation they are due.

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