Fresno, CA – Bicyclist Struck by Vehicle on W Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA (September 19, 2020) – An accident reported in the Fresno area on Wednesday left one person injured. At approximately 3:30 a.m., on September 16, police, firefighters, and emergency medical service workers responded to the scene of an accident on West Shaw Avenue.
According to reports, a bicyclist was traveling through the intersection of West Shaw Avenue and North Blackstone Avenue. As the rider passed through the area, they were struck by a Dodge Caravan.
The rider was injured in the accident. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victim, their family, and everyone else who has been impacted by this accident.
Bicycle Accidents in California
Each year, more than 150,000 people are injured in automobile accidents throughout the state of California. Thousands of these victims injured are not even traveling in vehicles at all at the time of their accidents. Instead, these pedestrians are traveling on roads and sidewalks throughout the state. These accidents send tens of thousands of people to area hospitals where they receive emergency medical treatment for their injuries. Depending on the type of collision, the chances of serious and life-threatening injuries can be higher.
California pedestrian accidents are more likely to leave victims with broken bones, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries, all of which require extensive medical treatment. There are many instances where car accidents are caused by the actions of other motorists. Although not all accidents are avoidable, statistics show that roughly 80% of collisions are a result of driver error. Causes of these accidents can include people texting or using cellphones while driving, drunk driving, speeding, ignoring traffic control devices, and engaging in unsafe driving behaviors. When victims are injured in accidents as a result of negligent drivers, they should consult with a pedestrian accident attorney in California as soon as possible. Working with a reputable attorney after your accident can make a world of difference in your ability to protect your legal rights and secure compensation to alleviate the financial burdens you face moving forward.
Our California pedestrian accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have extensive experience assisting clients to recover the maximum amount of compensation available by pursuing legal claims against at-fault drivers. Our personal injury attorneys provide aggressive legal representation to ensure victims throughout Los Angeles County are able to hold those at fault accountable for their accidents. We strive to help accident victims recover full and fair compensation for medical treatment as well as a variety of financial burdens they face moving forward. If you have been injured in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in California at (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available for you. Schedule a free case evaluation with our team to discuss the circumstances surrounding your accident and to see how we can help you.
Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts. These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in Fresno. For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers. If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.
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