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Fresno, CA – Man in Wheelchair Fatally Struck by Vehicle on CA-99

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Fresno, CA (October 19, 2020) – An accident reported in Fresno claimed one man’s life on Sunday morning. Just after 2:40 a.m., on October 18, the Fresno Police Department responded to the site of a crash on California Highway 99.

Reports from authorities show that a 47-year-old man was traveling across the road in a designated crossing area while in a wheelchair, at the top of a highway off-ramp on California Highway 99 when he was struck by a gray Subaru sedan.

The victim sustained severe injuries in the accident. Emergency crews, police, and firefighters in the Fresno area responded to the site of the crash and immediately secured the area. The victim was rushed to Community Regional Medical Center for treatment of injuries. Authorities confirmed that the man passed away shortly after arriving.

No other injuries were reported in this accident. At this time, the police in Fresno are investigating the accident.

We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in California

Pedestrian accidents claim the lives of thousands of people every year in the United States. A large percentage of victims end up losing their lives in these preventable accidents right here in our state. In fact, over 900 people end up passing away as a result of injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents in California each year. In many cases, victims end up losing their lives in accidents due to drivers who are distracted, impaired, or acting negligently while operating their vehicles.

Any vehicle collision has the potential to cause catastrophic injuries for those involved. Pedestrians involved in accidents are at a heightened risk of suffering injuries given the fact that they are unprotected against the force of vehicles. Although losing a loved one is challenging under any circumstance, knowing that your loved one lost their life in an accident that could have been prevented just makes the situation even more devastating. When victims lose their lives in preventable pedestrian accidents, their families can contact a wrongful death attorney in California for legal guidance.

California accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have nearly 40-years of experience provided trusted and effective legal representation to families throughout Los Angeles County who have lost loved ones in preventable accidents due to the negligence of others. Although it can seem as though no amount of money can even alleviate the overwhelming pain and suffering families endure after a tragic loss, having compensation available to cover the costs of funeral services and the financial burdens families endure from lost wages can help grieving families move forward. If your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in California at (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available to help you recover. Our team is available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to determine the best way to move forward and get your family the justice you deserve after losing a loved one.

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.  

DisclaimerOur firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in Fresno and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 


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