It’s a well-known fact that getting behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol endangers the lives of everyone on the road. For one Fresno County motorist, however, making that choice ended up costing him his own life.
ABC 30 reports that a man has died after a crash in Fresno County on Tuesday, November 14, after he was struck by his vehicle.
According to a statement issued by the California Highway Patrol, a collision happened at 8:00 p.m. near the intersection of Madison and Sylmar Avenues. A man in his 50s got out of his truck, believing that he had put his vehicle in park.
As he walked around to the back of his vehicle, the truck rolled, knocking the man to the ground and rolling on top of his chest. A Good Samaritan passing by the scene stopped to offer assistance and called 911 for help.
The California Highway Patrol and local police and fire responded to the crash site. Despite all efforts by paramedics and emergency personnel, the man died at the scene.
So far, investigators have not stated just how long the man was pinned beneath the truck before he was discovered.
Authorities suspect that the man was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and was a contributing factor in the fatal incident.