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November 1 Fresno canal accident

On November 1 a man was seriously injured after the vehicle he was a passenger in crashed into a canal in Fresno. According to reports the man was a passenger in an SUV driven by a man who was a wanted parolee. The SUV was southbound on Fresno Street when a police officer performed a routine traffic stop. The driver then ran a red light at the intersection of Fresno and Shields Avenue, hit a car, and went into the canal. Three of the passengers escaped from the vehicle unharmed. However, one man needed to be rescued by a diving team and the jaws of life. The victim was taken to Community Regional Medical Center and is listed in critical condition. The driver of the vehicle is awaiting charges.