March 19, 2014- A pedestrian was hit in a car crash on Shields Avenue, in central Fresno, while crossing the road. The accident happened between 6:15-6:30 AM.
The collision occurred while the teenage girl was walking on Shields Avenue, and crossed the street near the intersection of Harrison, or Thorne avenues. She was struck by a dark colored Toyota.
The driver of the Toyota said he tried to not hit her, but saw her after it was too late. Police report that the driver was going the speed limit at the time of the crash, and cooperated with officers. Officials said the teenager was wearing dark clothes and walking in an area that was poorly lit, and not in a crosswalk.
The pedestrian has been taken to Community Regional Medical Center, in Fresno. It is reported that she has suffered serious injuries.