47-year-old Albert Johnson has been identified as the man fatally injured in a traffic accident in west-central Fresno, California. The Fresno County Coroner’s Office confirmed the identification on Monday, October 19th.
The accident report released by the Fresno Police Department placed the victim in a wheelchair as he attempted crossing the street on Olive at the southbound Highway 99 off-ramp. An eastbound car struck the man around 2:40 a.m. on Sunday, October 18th, and fled the scene.
The police said medics rushed Johnson to Community Regional Medical Center, where he passed away while undergoing treatment. The investigators described the suspect vehicle as a gray sedan or Subaru with front-end damage but did not release any additional information.
Accidents of this nature are classified as auto-pedestrian. Common causes include recklessness and drivers’ speed, failure to stop at the designated crosswalks or lines before an intersection, and the pedestrian crossing outside the crosswalks or failing to use the sidewalks.
Auto-pedestrians crashes are preventable if drivers and pedestrians work together and prioritize safety. To achieve this, pedestrians must wear bright and reflective clothing and use flashlights when walking at night or during the early hours of the morning.
Avoid dangerous road behaviors like jaywalking, calling, and texting, stick to the sidewalks, and cross using designated crosswalks after ascertaining oncoming vehicles’ speed. On their part, drivers should maintain the speed limit in pedestrian populated areas, obey the stop signs before intersections, and yield the way to pedestrians.
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