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Pedestrian Crash at Olive, Hughes Ave Hospitalizes Elderly Woman in Fresno

Fresno, CA – On Saturday evening, April 20, 2024, an elderly woman was struck by a vehicle, leaving her in critical condition, according to the Fresno Bee.

The collision occurred just before 8 PM at the intersection of Olive and Hughes Avenues, near Choice Food Market. Police responding to the scene found the 80-year-old female pedestrian had been hit by a vehicle while in the roadway.

Emergency services rushed the victim to Community Regional Medical Center, where she was listed as being in critical condition. The driver involved in the incident remained at the scene and cooperated fully with officers. Authorities have ruled out drugs or alcohol as contributing factors to the collision.

Detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit have been investigating the scene to gather more details about the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Duty of Care Toward Pedestrians

Drivers are expected to provide a special “duty of care” toward pedestrians, who have greater vulnerability and are 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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