Wit­ness to stab­bing struck by car, in­jured

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - News - BY MAR­I­LYN CASTANEDA mcas­[email protected]­nobee.com Mar­i­lyn Castaneda: 559-441-6087, @Mar­i­lynCast98

A man who mo­ments ear­lier had wit­nessed a stab­bing was struck by a car Fri­day night in east­cen­tral Fresno.

The ac­ci­dent hap­pened at 8:38 p.m. on Cedar and Shields av­enues near a Rite Aid.

Mo­ments prior to the col­li­sion, the man had given an state­ment to of­fi­cers about a stab­bing, Lt. Tim Tieit­jen said.

As po­lice were re­cov­er­ing ev­i­dence from the stab­bing in­ci­dent, they saw the man who had given them a state­ment walk in front of a car trav­el­ing east­bound on Shields. A woman with her chil­dren in the back­seat was driv­ing.

The man flipped over the car and landed on the pave­ment, Ti­et­jen said. Of­fi­cers rushed to his aid. He was taken to Com­mu­nity Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter where he was re­ported in crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

Ti­et­jen said there was no way the driver could’ve avoided the man.

Po­lice said al­co­hol was not in­volved.

Shields was closed off for fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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