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Fresno, CA – 1 killed, several injured in Fresno County crashes on Memorial Day

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FRESNO, CA – There were a pair of Memorial Day crashes in Fresno County that are being investigated by the California Highway Patrol. 

According to Sergeant Christopher Swanberg, the first crash occurred just before two o’clock on Monday afternoon in Sanger.  A GMC SUV that hit a Jeep while going through a stop sign had six passengers. As a result, the Jeep hit a power pole, and the SUV went into a yard, hitting a car parked in a driveway. Swanberg said some children were present, but he wasn’t sure if they were ejected.  Not everyone was wearing a seatbelt, he said. In addition to one SUV passenger being airlifted to the hospital, at least four others had to be transported by ambulance.  Officers say they arrested the driver of the Jeep for suspected DUI while the SUV driver ran the stop sign. 

On holidays like these, it’s crucial to buckle up. Be careful with your speed and at stop signs. Get home safely and arrive safely,” Swanberg advised.  

One person was killed and four people were injured in another wreck across the county a few hours later. The accident occurred at the corner of South and Cherry avenues in southern Fresno County. According to investigators, a truck and a sedan collided, and the truck is at fault. A passenger in the truck died, and the driver and everyone in the sedan were taken to a hospital for treatment.  The investigation is still ongoing to determine if drugs or alcohol were involved. 

During Memorial Day Weekend, the CHP had all its officers on the road. 

Fatal Traffic Collision Lawyers in California

Auto accidents throughout California claim the lives of more than 3,400 people each year. Although the majority of vehicle collisions are preventable, we continue to witness the impacts they have on families throughout our state. In fact, statistics show that more than 80% of accidents occur as a result of another driver’s reckless or negligent actions. 

The leading causes of crashes in our state include driving while impaired, careless driving, speeding, distracted driving and disregarding traffic control devices. In many cases, families of those killed are left to deal with overwhelming mental and emotional consequences while trying to pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward.

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Fresno

When victims are killed in accidents resulting from the negligence of others, it is crucial that their families reach out to a wrongful death attorney in California as soon as possible. Although we understand that no amount of compensation could ever take away a family’s pain and suffering, compensation can help grieving families cover the costs of burial and funeral expenses and alleviate the impact of lost wages moving forward.

With nearly four decades of experience, the Fresno car accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped thousands of families hold wrongdoers accountable and get the justice they deserve for their loved ones. Being able to focus on moving forward after experiencing a loss is something our law firm is dedicated to helping our clients do. We work hard to help families protect their legal rights and best interests. If your loved one lost their life in a collision, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our personal injury attorneys in Fresno at (888) 500-5000 to see how we can help you. Our team is available to meet with you and discuss legal options available to help you recover.

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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