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California intersection has seen several fatal car accidents

Some California residents choose to walk regularly as part of a healthy lifestyle or simply to better see the surrounding sights while enjoying a relaxing leisure activity. Unfortunately, when pedestrians walk a route covering roadways, they must share some of their space with moving vehicles. Sadly, car accidents sometimes result, and typically, the pedestrian does not fare as well as the driver. This is what happened recently on a Fresno road when a man was killed in a hit-and-run accident.

The incident took place early on a Thursday evening when a 70-year-old man, out for his nightly walk, was struck and killed by a car at an intersection. Reportedly, the car ran a red light, and the driver continued on until some time later when the vehicle broke down. Detectives were able to determine the make of car from a piece of weather stripping found at the scene. Meanwhile, a short time after the accident, the car's driver contacted police to report his vehicle stolen from a nearby restaurant. Police arrived at the restaurant, but could not locate the caller, and they later determined he had been calling from a different location.

Officers eventually found the man and woman, as well as the damaged car. The driver of the car, a 25-year-old man, now faces several serious charges: felony hit-and-run, felony DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter. The intersection where the accident happened has seen two other fatal accidents in recent years. A member of the City of Fresno Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee is vying for change in the dangerous design of some city streets.

Sadly, a man has died, apparently as a result of this young driver's seemingly reckless actions. Aside from the criminal charges already in place, according to California law, the victim's family has the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court. Although nothing will bring their loved one back, they may be able to recoup the unexpected expenses that often follow serious car accidents. An experienced personal injury lawyer can review the case details and discuss available legal options.

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