A 27-year-old male trying to cross from the south side of Madison Avenue was hit by a vehicle when the driver reportedly failed to notice the pedestrian, according to news sources.
The vehicle, a 2004 Chevy Cavalier traveling east-bound struck the walking pedestrian at around 3:33 a.m. A California Highway Patrol spokesperson said that the 27-year-old man was reportedly dressed completely in black, making him less noticeable to incoming traffic on the poorly lit road.
The man was reportedly thrown into the number-two lane as a result of the collision with the vehicle and was subsequently struck once again by a Saturn Aura traveling on the same road. The Chevy Cavalier was traveling at approximately 45 miles-per-hour when it struck the pedestrian.
The man lay motionless and unresponsive before being hit again by another incoming car. The man was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Both drivers involved in the collision were given field sobriety tests which they both passed.
As a car accident attorney in Fresno, I offer my sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. In my line of work, I am familiar with accidents of this nature. Pedestrian accidents are of great concern to us. I encourage drivers to pay attention to the road at all times, especially in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic. If you or someone you care about has been in a pedestrian accident, I urge you to contact a personal injury attorney to help you with the repercussions of your accident.