Two people are recovering in the hospital after entering the path of an oncoming truck that collided with them along Railroad Avenue in southeast Fresno Wednesday, police Lt. Joe Gomez said.
Gomez said officers responded to the area of 2494 S. Railroad Ave. around 3:38 p.m. to a call about a vehicle versus pedestrian accident where one of the victims was thought to be dead.
As officers arrived, Gomez said, they located a 48-year-old woman and a 47-year-old man who had suffered critical injuries after being struck by a Toyota Tacoma traveling north on Railroad Avenue.
The two were lying in nearby bushes along Railroad Avenue as emergency medical staff arrived to treat both victims. Gomez said the 28-year-old driver of the truck remained on scene.
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The victims were pulling makeshift trailers with their bicycles as they came in the path of the truck. Gomez said it is not known if the victims were riding the bicycles at the time of the collision.
Gomez said the driver of the truck tried to avoid the pair.
Both victims were taken to Community Regional Medical Center where they were being treated for critical but non-life-threatening injuries, Gomez said.