Pedestrian Killed In Fresno County Car Accident By The Intersection of South Avenue and Inglehart Avenue
FRESNO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (September 30, 2019) – An elderly pedestrian was hit and killed by a drunk driver by South Avenue and Inglehart Avenue.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 6:00 p.m. The driver struck the bicyclist and caused him to be ejected.
Police arrested the 19-year-old driver that hit the pedestrian on suspicion of DUI. An investigation into the car accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Car Accidents
It is a felony to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and cause an accident that results in bodily injury. According to California Vehicle Code 23152, “(a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle. (b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.” Drivers that break the law and consume alcohol are likely to face civil as well as criminal liability.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
If you or someone that you care about has been injured in a pedestrian accident there are a number of laws designed to protect you. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.