Police in Fresno have arrested a man for driving under the influence of alcohol after he struck another vehicle and fled the scene. The same driver went on to strike a pedestrian in a crosswalk, a bus bench, and a fence before he was finally apprehended.
Your Central Valley reports that on Thursday, February 10, a 27-year-old man was driving his pickup truck while allegedly under the influence of alcohol. His vehicle collided with an SUV at the intersection of McKinley and Ferger Avenues in Fresno. The driver of the pickup truck fled the scene of the crash.
The driver of the SUV followed the pickup truck through a residential neighborhood and onto Olive Avenue. While trying to elude the SUV, the pickup truck driver ran a red light and struck a female pedestrian who was in the crosswalk.
The pickup then swerved sharply, hitting a bench at a bus stop and into a fence before coming to a stop.
An occupant of the SUV stopped at the scene and attempted to help the injured woman, then went to hold the driver of the truck, who had tried to flee the scene before police arrived.
Paramedics responded to the accident scene and transported the woman to an area hospital for treatment. She is currently listed in serious condition.
Fresno Police officers responding to the crash arrested the driver on felony DUI charges, including fleeing the scene of an accident resulting in serious injury.
The accident is currently under investigation. No further information was available at the time of the report.