Jaywalking Pedestrian in Fresno Struck and Injured
FRESNO, CA (August 11, 2021) – A pedestrian crash on Friday left a woman injured after jaywalking in an intersection in Central Fresno.
The incident occurred just after 9 P.M. near the intersection of Ashlan and Blackstone, according to the police.
Investigators say the woman was jaywalking when a driver saw her walking in the middle of the road. The driver swerved to avoid a collision; however, it was too late.
Paramedics arrived at the scene shortly after and transported the woman to a hospital with moderate injuries.
Meanwhile, the driver remained at the scene to cooperate with the authorities.
The Fresno Police are currently working to identify the circumstances surrounding the pedestrian crash.
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