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Fresno, CA – Fatal Crash on Hwy 99 near Ashlan Ave Takes One Life

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Fresno, CA (August 15, 2021) – A multi-car crash happened in Fresno on the morning of Saturday, August 14 that took one life and caused major traffic delays. The wreck was reported at about 8:15 a.m., according to officials. 

The incident occurred on Highway 99 near Ashlan Avenue for currently undisclosed reasons. Officials in Fresno stated that a man hit a Caltrans sweeper crew that caused a chain reaction accident involving a semi-truck and an empty school bus. 

Officials said that a Caltrans maintenance crew in a sweeper truck were cleaning the center median in the southbound lanes of Highway 99 near Ashlan Avenue when a Honda Civic collided with the safety truck.  

The wreck shut down a portion of the highway for over seven hours on August 14. The victim, identified as a Clovis resident, aged 32, suffered major injuries and was rushed to Community Regional Medical Center for treatment. 

He was pronounced deceased a few hours later. Vehicles remained at a standstill for miles while police worked to investigate the crash. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased at this time. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this fatal accident.

Fresno Car Crashes

Every year, over 150,000 people sustain injuries in auto accidents throughout the state of California. Most car accidents, fortunately, result in only minor injuries for those involved. However, thousands of people sustain serious or even debilitating injuries due to vehicle accidents in the Golden State each year. Those who end up with serious injuries are often forced to undergo emergency medical treatment that can be expensive. Some may even require surgery and long-term care that could affect their life for weeks, months, or even years to come. Depending on the type of collision, the chances of serious and life-threatening injuries can be higher.

Accidents that are caused by negligence are more likely to leave injured victims with severe injuries including brain injuries, broken bones, and spinal cord injuries. Some forms of driver negligence that often result in injuries for those involved include speeding, driver distraction, and intoxication. High-speed accidents are more likely to leave victims with broken bones, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries, all of which require extensive medical treatment. 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 an auto accident lawyer in Fresno as soon as possible. Working with a knowledgeable legal team in the aftermath of your accident can make a world of difference when it comes to your chances of protecting your legal rights and getting the justice you deserve.

Our wrongful death attorneys in Fresno 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 California 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 Fresno personal injury lawyers at (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available for 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 Stockton.  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.  

Disclaimer: Our 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 Stockton 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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