Fresno, CA – Major Injury Wreck on Hwy 99 near Ashlan Ave Requires Emergency Response
Fresno, CA (December 13, 2021) – An emergency dispatch was issued to the scene of an injury accident that occurred in Fresno on December 13. The wreck was reported to officials in the area at approximately 5:30 a.m.
It occurred in the northbound lanes of Highway 99 near Ashlan Avenue when a small sedan collided with the rear-end of a tractor-trailer.
According to the California Highway Patrol, all lanes of traffic were blocked for some time while responders were present in the area assisting at the scene. Police eventually rerouted vehicles through the center divider in order to avoid a major traffic jam.
Responders remained at the crash site for over two hours while they investigated the circumstances of the wreck and assisted injured parties. At least one person required emergency transportation to an area hospital for treatment.
Those involved have not been identified to the public at this time. Police in Fresno continue to investigate.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured victims. Our thoughts are with everyone involved.
California Car Crashes
One of the most devastating experiences to go through is being injured in a car accident. This is mostly due to the fact that victims are usually left with painful, sometimes life-altering injuries that demand extensive, often expensive medical treatment.
In California, over 150,000 people are injured and require hospitalization annually as a result of injuries sustained in traffic-related incidents. Usually, injured victims are transported from the site of the crash and admitted into hospitals for treatment. Some injuries require emergency surgery and days or even weeks spent in hospitals. This usually means lost wages for most people, which can be extremely stressful. Especially when they are faced with the costs associated with their accident on top of their regular bills. Many people feel scared, confused, and generally unsure of how to move forward after being involved and injured in an accident.
When victims sustain injuries in accidents due to the negligence of other motorists sharing the road, it is crucial that they reach out to a Fresno car crash lawyer as soon as they can. Injured accident victims may be entitled to financial compensation that can help alleviate some or all of the financial burdens they may face moving forward. Oftentimes, crash victims are able to recover compensation to cover both economic and non-economic damages, including:
- Long-term care expenses
- Medical bills
- Vehicle repairs/replacement
- Lost wages
- Mental turmoil
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
In cases where victims lose their lives, surviving relatives may be entitled to compensation for funeral costs, burial fees, loss of consortium, and various other damages.
Car Accident Attorneys in Fresno
At Torem & Associates, our car accident attorneys in Fresno strive to ensure victims are in the best position possible to move forward after their accidents and reach their immediate and long-term goals. Our attorneys work diligently to protect the legal rights of victims after being injured in preventable accidents.
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. Our team is available to meet with you, at your earliest convenience, to discuss legal options available to help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve moving forward.
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.Categories: