76-Year-Old Woman Dies in Traffic Accident near Harrison Avenue

FRESNO, CA (May 17, 2022) – Thursday evening, 76-year-old Abelina Ortiz-De Garcia died in a pedestrian crash on McKinley Avenue.

Officials said the female pedestrian was struck around 7:45 a.m., while crossing McKinley Avenue near Harrison Avenue.

Furthermore, the driver told police that they failed to notice the pedestrian. Consequently, the vehicle dragged the victim resulting in her significant injuries.

Moreover, investigators said Ortiz-De Garcia was not inside a marked crosswalk when the accident happened. Following preliminary duties, officers do not suspect alcohol or drugs as potential factors in the crash.

Crews closed the surrounding area for a brief time during cleanup and preliminary duties.

No further details regarding the crash are public at this time; however, more information will be provided once made available.

During this devastating time, the team at Sweet James offers their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Abelina Ortiz-De Garcia.

The sudden loss of a loved one after a pedestrian accident is an extremely difficult time for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they are here to provide you with unmatched legal representation during this trying time. Rest assured, you have an enthusiastic attorney on your side. They will fight to hold the responsible party accountable and help you receive compensation to pay for the high costs of a medical, funeral, and legal expenses. Call their office today at (800) 975-3435. Need help after hours? Reach out to them by online chat, email, or text message. Moreover, if you are a family member of any of the victims involved in this accident, click here to request a police report.

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