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Fresno, CA – Fresno bicyclist killed in crash near Woodward Park

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Fresno, CA (January 12, 2022) – A man was struck by a truck while riding a recumbent bike near Audubon Drive and Friant Road on Wednesday afternoon in northeast Fresno.

Investigators believe just after 1:30 p.m., a truck was driving southbound on Friant Road before turning westbound on Audobon Drive and hitting the bicyclist as he drove away from Woodward Park. The bicyclist died at the scene.

The victim is described as a 50-year-old male by investigators.

According to police, they are investigating the crash and have not determined if drugs or alcohol played a role in it.

Pedestrian Wrongful Death Lawyer Fresno

Around 900 pedestrians are killed each year in traffic-related incidents in California. California’s pedestrian accident fatality rate is nearly 25% higher than the national average because of the dramatic increase in the number of people walking, running, and getting out on foot. 

We continue to see more pedestrian deaths in our state regardless of how many steps we take to protect them.

Pedestrians are often struck by vehicles driven by distracted, impaired, or reckless drivers. While we can be vigilant to protect others on the road, there is no guarantee that other drivers will take our safety into account. 

As a result, we see many fatal accidents in California that could have been avoided. The mental, physical, and financial challenges of an unexpected loss often overwhelm families affected by these accidents.

California Wrongful Death Lawyers

It is crucial that families of victims killed in auto accidents as a result of another person’s negligence contact a Fresno wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. After experiencing an unexpected loss, surviving relatives may be eligible for compensation to help ease the financial burden they face moving forward.

The Fresno pedestrian accident lawyers at Torem & Associates have extensive experience in helping families recover after losing loved ones in preventable accidents. In contrast to other types of personal injury lawsuits, wrongful death claims are filed in civil court by surviving relatives to obtain compensation to cover funeral arrangements, lost wages, and other economic and non-economic losses. 

Our personal injury attorneys in California can help if your loved one was killed in a preventable accident, so call us at (888) 500-5000 to discuss the legal options available to 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 the Inland Empire.  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 the Inland Empire 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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