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Fresno Co, CA – Teen Driver Killed in Collision With Big Rig at Walnut Ave and Jefferson Ave

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Fresno Co, CA (August 26, 2021) – Shortly after practice ended, a football player from Washington Union High School was killed during a collision with a tractor-trailer on Thursday, August 26th in Fresno County. 

According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident took place at about 6:45 p.m. near the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Walnut Avenue, just outside the Fresno city limits, less than two miles from the school.

Officers said a tractor-trailer heading northbound on Walnut Avenue ran a stop sign and crashed into a Dodge pick-up truck going westbound on Jefferson Avenue.

CHP confirmed that the driver of the pick-up truck, a 17-year-old junior and a defensive end on the Panthers football team, died at the scene.

CHP said the driver of the big rig was unharmed during the crash and has cooperated with investigators so far.

Alcohol and drug use are not a factor in this accident, which is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Fatal Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Fresno County

More than 2,900 people are injured in truck accidents throughout Southern California each year. Commercial vehicles can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, which means they have the potential to cause catastrophic injuries to victims involved in collisions. This is particularly true when victims are traveling in smaller vehicles. 

Since 1983, Fresno County personal injury attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped numerous vicious throughout Los Angeles County protect their legal rights after being injured in truck accidents caused by the negligent and reckless actions of others. Our team is dedicated to helping our clients get the justice they deserve after enduring overwhelming mental, physical, and financial consequences as a result of another person’s negligence. 

Although most commercial vehicle accidents are preventable, they continue to have negative consequences for drivers sharing the road. Commercial vehicles are far larger than other vehicles sharing the road, which increases the chances of them causing serious injuries to victims involved in collisions with them. In many cases, victims sustain traumatic injuries that require hospitalization, therapy, and various types of medical treatment both immediately and long-term. 

Truck Accidents in Fresno County

The mental, physical, and emotional consequences of semi-truck accidents are often overwhelming. To make matters even worse, victims often face stacking medical bills, lost wages, and thousands of dollars in bills to replace or repair their vehicles. When victims are injured in collisions resulting from negligent and reckless drivers, they should reach out to a truck accident attorney in Fresno County as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.

We provide effective and aggressive legal representation to ensure our clients are in the best position possible to move forward, get the medical treatment they need for their injuries and recovery. If you’ve been injured in a collision, and you believe a negligent driver caused your accident, contact our personal injury law firm in Fresno County at (888) 500-5000 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.  

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 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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