A mother and her two children were injured in a pedestrian accident that happened on Thursday morning in Fresno. The accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of First Avenue and Princeton Avenue near the Birney Elementary School on September 7, 2023.
According to a report by Your Central Valley, the collision took place near the intersection as a mother and her four children started to cross the street in a crosswalk. The mother, as well as her two children, were struck by a 70-year-old woman in a Volkswagen. Police confirmed that one of the children, identified as an 11-year-old, was dragged by the vehicle until it came to a stop.
The 11-year-old was rushed to the hospital by EMS crews and has been listed in stable condition. The 4-year-old was also hospitalized with pain. Police confirmed that the mother sustained an injury to her left leg and was also taken to the hospital.
Police confirmed that the children were on their way to school at the time of the accident. Police did not say if the driver will be facing charges as a result of the accident.
Fresno Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the collision.
Pedestrian Accident Dangers in Fresno
Fresno is no stranger to pedestrian accidents. In fact, according to information provided by the Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS), a total of 173 pedestrian accidents happened throughout the entire city of Fresno in 2022. This was a slightly higher number of victims than in 2021, where 152 pedestrians were involved in Fresno pedestrian accidents.
Due to the vulnerability of pedestrians, they are likely to sustain serious injuries or lose their lives in the event of an accident with a vehicle. Many individuals wonder where they should turn after a life-altering pedestrian accident.
A word for victims of pedestrian accidents in Fresno…
If you or somebody close to you has sustained injuries in a Fresno pedestrian accident or anywhere else in Fresno County, you have options for recovery. Soon after your accident, it is not uncommon for the insurance company to start calling with a low settlement offer, hoping that you will accept. With the right legal advice on your side, you can make an informed decision about what you accept.
You can read more about legal recourse and how to deal with the insurance company regarding pedestrian accident claims in Fresno and all surrounding areas.