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Hit-and-Run Suspect Arrested after Sending a Truck into a Building, Injuring One

Fresno, CA – KSEE reports that one collision led to another on the night of Sunday, January 14, 20204, when a hit-and-run driver struck another vehicle, sent it into a liquor store, and injured a pedestrian before being arrested.

Law enforcement arrived at the liquor store at the intersection of Maple and Church Avenues at approximately 5:30 PM in response to emergency calls. They found there that a pedestrian in his 40s had been hit by the truck, suffering a broken leg.

The injured pedestrian promptly received transport to a local hospital for medical care and remained in stable condition. No further injuries resulted from the crash.

Taking witness accounts and observing surveillance footage put together the events that led to the crash. A dark-colored sedan, traveling southbound on Maple Avenue, had struck the rear end of the pickup truck, causing the driver to lose control and crash into the side of the building.

The Fresno Fire Department assessed damage to the impacted building’s structural integrity before beginning efforts to safely remove the truck.

Further investigation led authorities to the 1200 block of South Winery Avenue, where the suspect vehicle and the individual believed to be involved were apprehended. Upon arrest, the suspect will face charges of felony hit-and-run.

Justice for Victims of a Hit-and-Run

The damage caused by a reckless driver, both to person and property, should be that driver’s responsibility. That includes hospital bills, repairs, and wages lost from time taken to recover from injuries. However, navigating the demands of insurance companies can be a lot to handle, which is where the service of a skilled and knowledgeable personal injury attorney can make all the difference in ensuring that victims receive just compensation.

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