Traffic Accident on Clovis Avenue Left One Charged

CLOVIS, CA (April 27, 2022)  – Authorities arrested one driver following a hit-and-run crash on 5th Street last Wednesday evening.

The incident happened at about 9:40 p.m. in the area along Clovis Avenue and 5th Street.

According to reports, officers witnessed a driver collide with gas pumps at a nearby business.

Consequently, when officers attempted to stop the car, the driver allegedly failed to stop and sped away, resulting in a chase.

Subsequently, the suspect drove recklessly before pulling over and attempting to flee on foot through the Clovis Community Medical Center parking lot near Herndon and Temperance avenues.

Eventually, Officers located the suspect and arrested him on suspicion of hit-and-run and reckless driving.

Officials are also assessing the suspect to determine whether he was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.

Meanwhile, CHP withheld the name of the suspect and continues to investigate the incident.

When involved in a car crash, do not attempt to flee the area. First, render aid to any injured victims and assess the situation. Then, get in touch with the police and medical care providers. Keep calm and cooperate with investigators.

If you have suffered injuries and your property has sustained damages in a hit-and-run crash, reach out to the car accident attorneys at Sweet James as soon as possible. Their hardworking team will provide you with the support you need to recover both physically and financially. With over 20 years in the field, they can help you fight for your legal rights. Call their offices today at (800) 975-3435 for a free case evaluation. Need help after hours? They are also available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat. If you are a family member of any of the victims involved in this accident, they may be able to help you obtain the police report. Click here to request a police report.

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