Crystal Oaxaca Killed in Fresno Pedestrian Accident at Blackstone Avenue and Ashlan Avenue
Fresno, California (November 7, 2019) – 38-year-old Crystal Oaxaca has been identified as the woman who died after being struck by a pickup truck on Tuesday night in Fresno.
According to a local news source, the fatal pedestrian accident happened at Blackstone and Ashlan avenues at about 9:30 p.m. November 5.
Fresno Police said Oaxaca had been sitting on a sidewalk when she lay on the ground and crawled into traffic lanes for unknown reasons.
The woman was then struck by a passing pickup truck driven by a 26-year-old woman.
The motorist was reportedly pulling out of nearby Motel 6 and did not notice the pedestrian.
Oaxaca was seriously injured and was taken to the hospital where she died while undergoing treatment.
The authorities ruled out drugs and alcohol as factors in the accident.
No further information was provided.
An investigation to determine the cause of the accident is ongoing.
Many pedestrians are hurt and several others killed in accidents in California every year. The causes of many of these pedestrian accidents include distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, bad weather, wrong-way driving and failure to observe traffic laws. It is evident that negligence on the part of motorists is the leading cause of these accidents.
Motorists are also required by law to slow down as they approach crosswalks, whether marked or unmarked. They are also expected to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at controlled intersections. In the event of a pedestrian accident, the authorities will carry out an investigation to establish if the driver may have violated these traffic rules. The authorities may conduct a sobriety test on the driver to establish if the motorist had been driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If an investigation proves that negligence on the part of the motorist was a factor in the accident, the victim’s family are advised to file a case in court. The Pacific Attorney Group has a team of experienced litigators who will help the clients in the pursuit of justice. Call us today. Click to call : 1-866-358-9617