Visalia pedestrian dies following driveway mishap

Woman succumbs to her injuries after being unintentionally struck by a vehicle on a sidewalk

By Mid Valley Times Staff
Published December 30, 2023  • 
10:00 am

VISALIA – The morning after Christmas, a woman lost her life in a tragic accident after a vehicle mistakenly struck her while backing out of a driveway.

According to reports, the accident occurred around 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 26. Officers with the Visalia Police Department were dispatched to the 3900 block of W. Vine Ave. for a request of medical assistance. 

Once the officers arrived on scene, it was learned that a vehicle backed out of a driveway and unintentionally struck a female pedestrian who was on the sidewalk. She was transported to Kaweah Health in response, but later succumbed to her injuries at the medical facility. The driver remained on scene and is being cooperative.

The VPD Traffic Unit responded to this incident and is investigating the collision. Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the accident.

Mid Valley Times Staff