Fresno, CA (September 17, 2022) – On Thursday morning, September 15, a multi-vehicle crash was reported in Fresno that killed one person and injured one other.
According to officials, the accident occurred just after 8 a.m. on Highway 41 near the Tesoro Viejo area. The accident occurred when a pickup truck was trying to merge or pass traffic in the northbound lane of Highway 41 when it collided with a Toyota sedan. As a result of the impact, the Corolla was propelled into the oncoming lane of traffic where it was hit head-on by a BMW that was traveling southbound on Highway 41.
Emergency personnel was called to the scene. The driver of the Corolla suffered very severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the accident scene. The driver of the BMW was also critically injured and was airlifted to the hospitable for emergency treatment. The driver of the pickup truck was not injured in the accident.
Police are still investigating the exact circumstances surrounding the crash. The accident caused the area to be shut down for many hours as crews tended to the victims, cleared the accident, and conducted their preliminary investigation.
We offer our sincere condolences to the deceased victim’s families and friends.
Our thoughts are also with the other victim injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
California is home to some of the country’s busiest and most dangerous roadways. Further development in the region is leading to an increase of cars on the roads, further adding to the congestion. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 3,500 people were killed in fatal car accidents in California in 2018. There are many reasons for accidents to happen in California, including speeding, texting while driving, impaired driving, or failing to yield or stop at traffic lights and stop signs. Of all the various causes, the majority of road fatalities in the US are caused by reckless driving.
If you or someone you love was killed in an accident caused by someone else’s careless or reckless behaviors, it’s important to hold the at-fault person responsible for their actions. When you lose a loved one, we know that no amount of money could replace that person’s presence in your life. Filing a wrongful death suit against a negligent party can ensure that you get justice for your deceased family member and can help you to cope with their loss
Losing a loved one is never easy to deal with. This is especially true when their passing is unexpected. After losing a loved one, you are dealing with enormous amounts of shock, grief, anger, and sadness. You shouldn’t have to deal with these stressful events alone and may be wondering where to turn for help. An experienced and compassionate attorney can help to handle legal matters for you.
If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal accident, speak with a legal advocate you can trust. Please do not hesitate to contact a Fresno wrongful death attorney by calling (888) 539-3154 to see how we can help you.
Note: This post was created through the use of secondary sources such as state and local news sources, police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Orange County. The facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified, therefore, if any information is incorrect, please contact Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer so we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request.
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