Fresno State student killed in traffic accident on Shaw Ave.


A Fresno State student was killed in a traffic accident Tuesday night when the driver of a Toyota Matrix didn’t see him jaywalking near the intersection of Shaw and Jackson avenues, Fresno police said. Roe Borunda / The Collegian

A 43-year-old male student was killed Tuesday night when he was struck by a car while jaywalking across Shaw Avenue near Jackson Avenue, Fresno police Lt. Phil Cooley said.

Police responded to the 6:23 p.m. call to find the student on the ground with packing paper he had been carrying scattered around him, Cooley said.

The driver, who police believe to be in his 50s or 60s, of the silver Toyota Matrix that hit the victim, stopped and cooperated with police.

The student was taken to St. Agnes Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

The driver told police he didn’t see the victim, Cooley said, and it appeared to have been a tragic accident.

He said no charges were expected against the driver.

Cooley added: “There are a lot of pedestrians near campus. Please use the crosswalks.”


  • Monica

    Yes…please use the crosswalks. I see people every day darting across Shaw to and from campus. Even when you use the crosswalk, please be careful. There are some cars that speed and don’t slow down (not speaking of this driver). I’ve almost been hit a few times while using the crosswalk. Be careful all.
    Prayers for all involved in this accident.