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Fresno, CA – CHP Investigating Fatal Tractor-Trailer Accident at E. Mt Whitney Ave and Cedar St

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Fresno, CA (October 14, 2021) – The California Highway Patrol was called to investigate a fatal accident between a car and a tractor-trailer on Thursday, October 14th in Fresno County.

The crash took place at about 3:30 p.m. between Laton and Riverdale and Laton, at the intersection of Cedar Street and Mount Whitney Avenue. 

Sources reported that a tractor-trailer crossing Mount Whitney Avenue and a white Mercedes collided in the intersection.

The car underrode the truck and continued off the roadway. The driver was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.

Speed is believed to be a factor in this accident.

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

Underriding Accidents in Fresno

There are many kinds of accidents that involve tractor-trailers. One of the most lethal is an underriding accident.  

Studies have determined that nearly  50% of all deadly tractor-trailer accidents are the result of either overriding or underriding.

Underride accidents occur when a standard passenger car or truck collides with an oversized commercial vehicle and the impact forces the smaller vehicle underneath the trailer. Due to the fact that an average car is about 40 inches off the ground, and the lowest portion of a truck’s trailer is about 45 inches above the ground, the cabin of a vehicle can easily slide under a trailer during an accident, compressing or even tearing the car’s roof completely off, and resulting in critical injuries or even death for those in the car.  

It has been estimated that about 500 victims die annually in underride accidents and more than 5,000 are injured.

Fresno Truck Accident Lawyers

Since 1983, Fresno personal injury lawyers 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. 

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 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 California personal injury attorneys 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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