Isaac Romero ID’d as Woman Killed in Fresno Pedestrian Accident at Shields Avenue and Maroa Avenue
Fresno, California (April 25, 2020) – The transgender woman who was struck and killed by a vehicle Thursday night at an intersection in Fresno has been identified as Isaac Romero, 27, of Fresno, according to the Fresno County Coroner’s Office.
At about 9:15 p.m. on April 23, authorities received a report about the accident at the intersection of Shields Avenue and Maroa Avenue.
According to the police, Romero was jaywalking across Shields Avenue when she was hit by a vehicle.
Romero was transported to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. Authorities stated that Romero self-identified as transgender.
The male driver of the vehicle involved stopped at the scene and cooperated with the police. He told the authorities that he did not see Romero until she was in front of his vehicle.
Alcohol or drugs were not considered a factor in the accident.
The accident remains under investigation.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
Arin noted that pedestrians, in most instances, have the right-of-way when crossing a street or an intersection. According to Arin, to properly investigate a pedestrian crash and prove negligence, enough resources are required. “A skilled attorney has the resources and will help investigate the accident to determine the party at fault,” Arin said