Pedestrian Accident near Birney Elementary School Left Mom, 2 Kids Hospitalized

FRESNO, CA (September 8, 2023) – Thursday morning, a pedestrian crash on Princeton Avenue sent a mother and her two children to a hospital.

The collision happened around 7:30 a.m. near 1st Street and Princeton Avenue near Birney Elementary School, south of Shields Avenue.

According to the police, a red Volkswagen Beetle traveling east on Princeton Avenue turned onto First Street. There, the Volkswagen hit a woman who was walking with her four children in the crosswalk.

Medical responders rushed the mother and her 11-year-old child to a hospital where they remained in critical condition. Her second child, determined to be a 4-year-old, was also hospitalized after complaints of pain.

The 70-year-old female driver of the Volkswagen remained at the scene and cooperated with the authorities. In addition, investigators said the driver ran past a red light, resulting in the collision.

No further details regarding the Princeton Avenue pedestrian crash have been released to the public at this time. Fresno Officials will provide more information once available.

Make our roads safer by abiding by all traffic laws and following the conditions of the road. Remember that willfully disregarding traffic laws and engaging in unsafe driving behaviors frequently lead to auto accidents that can completely change a person’s life.


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