FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (March 3, 2017) – A pedestrian was struck by a car and killed on Friday morning on Shaw Avenue, according to a local news source. (map)
The pedestrian, identified as 26 year old Joshua Whittington, was walking on the south side of Shaw Avenue near Marty Avenue around 2:00 am. A pickup truck driven by a 28 year old man under the influence struck Joshua as he attempted to cross the street.
Joshua Whittington was tragically pronounced dead as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. The driver of the pickup truck, 28 year old Brokton Bakman, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The accident remains under investigation at this time.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all the family members and friends of Joshua Whittington affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Serving Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and throughout California, Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.