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Fresno, CA – An SUV collided with a bicyclist, killing 1

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FRESNO, CA – The Fresno Police Department reports that a bicyclist was killed after being struck by an SUV.

At around 9 p.m. on Thursday, police responded to a fatal accident at Shaw and Hayes. An adult male, possibly in his late 20s or early 30s, was found lying in the intersection by police. After providing first aid and CPR, officers pronounced the man dead at the scene.

The SUV was heading eastbound on Shaw towards the intersection at Hayes, which has a stop sign. According to the driver, the bicyclist attempted to stop on Hayes, but continued in the path of the SUV and was struck.

In addition to staying at the scene, police officers say the driver is cooperating with them. During the accident, investigators reported the driver had children inside the SUV.

Although the police do not believe that alcohol or drugs played a role, they will continue to investigate the incident. At the time, it’s unknown whether the bicyclist wore any protective gear.

Bicycle Accident Lawyers in Fresno

Traffic-related incidents take the lives of over 900 people per year in the state of California. Due to a drastic increase in pedestrian activity, including people jogging, walking, and riding their bikes, it comes as no surprise that the fatality rate associated with pedestrian collisions has continued to rise. Today, it is 25% higher than the national average. Regardless of how many actions are taken to protect pedestrians traveling through our state, the number of deaths each year continues to rise.

Usually, pedestrians are hit by cars being operated by reckless, distracted, and impaired drivers. It is possible to be vigilant in order to protect others sharing the road with us, however, there is no guarantee that other motorists are going to offer us the same careful consideration while behind the wheel of their vehicle. Consequently, numerous people are fatally wounded as a result of these accidents. Surviving family members are often overwhelmingly impacted by these events, those who are left to endure the mental, physical, and financial challenges of an unexpected loss. When victims are killed in auto accidents as a result of another person’s actions, it is crucial that their families contact a Fresno wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible. Surviving relatives may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the costs they face moving forward after enduring an unexpected loss.

Fresno Wrongful Death Attorney

A pedestrian accident lawyer in Fresno at Torem & Associates have extensive experience helping families recover after losing loved ones in preventable accidents. Unlike other types of personal injury lawsuits, wrongful death claims are filed in civil court by surviving relatives to recover compensation to alleviate the costs of funeral arrangements, recover lost wages, and obtain compensation for various other economic and non-economic losses. If your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident, contact our Fresno personal injury attorney at your earliest convenience by calling (888) 500-5000 to 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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