Fresno, CA – Two motorcyclists killed in multi-vehicle crash in Fresno County
Fresno, CA (January 09, 2022) – California Highway Patrol reports two motorcyclists died in a multi-vehicle accident Saturday evening in Fresno County.
Two men, both from Clovis, 54 and 25, were killed in the crash, according to officials. Officers responded to a report of a car crash involving two motorcycles around 4:30 p.m. on Auberry Road, just southwest of the Fresno Rifle & Pistol Club.
When the officers arrived, they found a motorcyclist who had been run over by an SUV, as well as another on the shoulder of the road. The men were pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation revealed the motorcyclists had just crossed into the opposite lane as they were passing two vehicles on the curvy two-lane road. Apparently, one of the motorcyclists lost control of his bike and ended up in the path of an oncoming SUV, causing him to be run over.
The driver of the SUV swerved to the left to avoid hitting the other motorcycle, but hit the pickup truck’s front end instead. Officials say the second motorcyclist tried to change directions to avoid the wreckage, but he struck the front bumpers of the SUV and truck and was thrown off his bike. As a result of the crash, the driver of the SUV was taken to a local hospital with moderate injuries. The driver of the truck was not hurt.
While the motorcyclists were passing legally on a dashed line, officers claim it was a dangerous area because it is difficult to see oncoming vehicles along the curves of the road. Both men who died in the crash wore helmets, but their identities have not been released.
Fresno Wrongful Death Lawyer
Every year, more than 3,400 people die as a result of auto accidents in California. Hundreds of these accidents involve motorcycles. During collisions, motorcyclists are completely exposed, which significantly increases their risk of suffering severe and fatal injuries. While the majority of vehicle collisions are preventable, their impacts on families in our state continue to be felt.
We see numerous fatal accidents in California that could have been prevented due to these and other acts of negligence. This has a devastating impact on families. Many families are forced to endure endless mental and emotional suffering, in addition to spending tens of thousands of dollars on medical treatment, property damage, and funeral services.
It is difficult to lose a loved one under any circumstance, but to lose your loved one in an accident that could have been prevented is even more devastating. Those who lose their lives in pedestrian accidents can contact a Beaumont wrongful death attorney for legal guidance. Though we understand that no amount of compensation can take away a family’s pain and suffering, compensation can help grieving families pay for burial and funeral costs and alleviate the impact of lost wages moving forward.
Fresno Wrongful Death Lawyers
Torem & Associates’ motorcycle accident lawyers in Fresno have extensive experience helping families to recover after losing loved ones in preventable accidents. The surviving relatives of a deceased person often file claims in civil court for wrongful death to obtain compensation for funeral expenses, lost wages, and various other non-economic and economic losses.
Our law firm is committed to helping clients focus on moving forward after experiencing a loss. We strive to protect families’ legal rights and best interests.
For more information about legal options available to you if a loved one lost their life in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in California at (888) 500-5000.
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